Dickinson Memorial Hospital has achieved the Healthgrades 2015 Patient Safety Excellence Awardâ„¢, a designation that honors hospital performance in the prevention of serious, potentially preventable complications during hospital stays. This distinction places Dickinson Memorial Hospital among the top 10% of hospitals in the nation for its excellent patient safety performance as evaluated by Healthgrades, the leading online resource for comprehensive information about physicians and hospitals. Dickinson is the only hospital in Michigan's Upper Peninsula and northeastern Wisconsin, including Green Bay, to receive the award and one of only sixteen hospitals in the State of Michigan to attain this honor.
A representative from Healthgrades visited the monthly Quality Management Meeting today to present the award to Dickinson County Healthcare System's Board of Trustees.
Healthgrades 2015 Patient Safety Excellence Award recipient hospitals performed with excellence in providing safety for patients in the Medicare population, as measured by objective outcomes for 13 patient safety indicators defined by the Agency for Healthcare Research and Quality (AHRQ).