Bedford Memorial Hospital Wins 2021 Patient Safety Excellence Award

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Bedford Memorial Hospital Wins 2021 Patient Safety Excellence Award

Thursday, June 10, 2021

Press Release

Centra’s Bedford Memorial Hospital is one of 16 Virginia hospitals awarded the 2021 Patient Safety Excellence Award by Healthgrades. The Patient Safety Excellence Award recognizes hospitals in the top 10% in the nation for patient safety, with the lowest occurrences of 14 preventable patient safety events. Hospitals earning these distinctions are deemed among the highest performing in the nation out of more than 4,500 hospitals assessed by Healthgrades.

Bedford Memorial CEO Bill Bass stated, “We strive to be a High Reliable Organization with patient safety as one of our primary objectives. Earning the Patient Safety Excellence Award is validation of our efforts at Centra Bedford Memorial Hospital. We are extremely proud of all the Caregivers who helped us be recognized in the top 10% of all hospitals in the nation for safety.”  Recognition of Virginia hospitals by Healthgrades is a positive reflection of hospitals’ shared commitment for keeping patients safe and providing exceptional patient care and experience. Virginia Hospital and Healthcare Association is proud to support this collaborative work through its Center for Healthcare Excellence, which has focused on patient safety and quality improvement work since its formation in 2015.

“Virginia hospitals and the thousands of team members they employ are devoted to making the Commonwealth the healthiest state in the nation. Among the strategies we continue to pursue as part of that goal is enhancing health care quality, safety, value, patient experience, and patient outcomes,” said VHHA President and CEO Sean T. Connaughton. “The latest recognition of member hospitals from across Virginia who are excelling at enhancing patient safety and patient experience show that work is yielding positive results and we commend each of the hospitals and health systems that have been honored.”