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MultiCare hospitals honored for patient care

Posted on Oct. 21, 2016 ( comments)

Two MultiCare hospitals have earned the 2016 “Achieving Best Care Award” from the Washington State Hospital Association for their success in patient safety measures. This is a reflection of a strong commitment of our staff to providing the best care to the communities we serve.

The award, announced at WSHA's annual meeting Oct. 13–14 in Seattle, recognizes Mary Bridge Children’s Hospital in Tacoma and MultiCare Good Samaritan Hospital in Puyallup for their efforts to improve care. Mary Bridge and Good Samaritan hospitals were the only Pierce County hospitals recognized.

“We are committed to keeping patients safe with they are in our hospitals and are always working to improve the care we provide our community,” said Dr. Maria Granzotti, Senior Vice President, Quality, Integrity, Medical Affairs for MultiCare Health System. “We are honored by this recognition of our team’s hard work.”

The WSHA award recognizes the work done in several areas to improve the quality and safety of care. They include:

  • Infections
  • Falls
  • Early Elective Deliveries
  • Sepsis
  • Pressure Ulcers

“When it comes to our hospitals’ achievements in patient safety, Washington state has so much to be proud of,” said WSHA Senior Vice President for Patient Safety Carol Wagner. “We’re working on the biggest challenges of health care delivery, and our hospitals and health systems are consistently pushing for higher achievements on more measures. We’re glad to be able to give them the recognition they deserve.”

Top performers were defined as those achieving the highest scores in reducing patient harm in key strategies. If the hospital does not provide a service such as obstetric services or surgery, it was not counted against them. Scoring was based on the size of the hospital, and whether the hospital was in the top 25 percent in comparison to others in their size category.

Watch a video about the award winners

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