Regional Medical Center Bayonet Point Named Recipient of Healthgrades 2017 Patient Safety Excellence Award

Wednesday, Apr 19, 2017 | On Target Page: Trinity & West Pasco, Regional Medical Center - Bayonet Point
Regional Medical Center Bayonet announced today that it is a recipient of the Healthgrades  2017 Patient Safety Excellence Award™, a designation that recognizes superior performance in hospitals that have prevented the occurrence of serious, potentially avoidable complications for patients during hospital stays. The distinction places Regional Medical Center Bayonet Point among the top 10% of all short-term acute care hospitals reporting patient safety data for its excellent performance as evaluated by Healthgrades, the leading online resource for comprehensive information about physicians and hospitals.

During the 2013-2015 study period, Healthgrades found that patients treated in hospitals receiving the Patient Safety Excellence Award were, on average:

40.0% less likely to experience an accidental puncture or laceration during a procedure, than patients treated at non-recipient hospitals.
44.6% less likely to experience a collapsed lung due to a procedure or surgery in or around the chest, than patients treated at non-recipient hospitals.
54.4% less likely to experience catheter-related bloodstream infections acquired at the hospital, than patients treated at non-recipient hospitals.
50.2% less likely to experience pressure sores or bed sores acquired in the hospital, than patients treated at non-recipient hospitals.

On average, 134,568 patient safety events could have been avoided if all hospitals, as a group from 2013 to 2015, performed similarly to hospitals performing better than expected on each of 13 patient safety indicators evaluated by Healthgrades.

“We are so gratified that our goal of achieving the highest standards of patient care and patient safety have been recognized by such a well-respected third party organization,” said Shayne George, CEO of Regional Medical Center Bayonet Point.

During the study period (2013-2015), Healthgrades 2017 Patient Safety Excellence Award recipient hospitals demonstrated excellent performance in safety provided for patients in the Medicare population, as measured by objective outcomes (risk-adjusted patient safety indicator rates) for 13 patient safety indicators defined by the Agency for Healthcare Research and Quality (AHRQ).

Healthgrades specifically recognized Regional Medical Center Bayonet Point for the following top achievements:


Five Star Recipient for Hip Fracture Treatment for 13 years in a row (2005 – 2017)
Five Star Recipient for Back Surgery for eight years in a row (2010 – 2017)
Five Star Recipient for Repair of Abdominal Aorta for two years in a row (2016-2017)
Patient Safety Recipient of the Healthgrades 2017 Patient Safety Excellence Award
Named among the top 5% in the nation for Patient Safety in 2017, named among the top 10% in the nation for Patient Safety in 2017
Five Star Recipient for Appendectomy for three years in a row (2005 – 2017)

“Hospitals who have been recognized as Healthgrades 2017 Patient Safety Excellence Award recipients have minimized patient safety events and also surpassed expectations in preventing safety incidents,” said Brad Bowman, MD, Chief Medical Officer, Healthgrades. “We applaud these hospitals for their performance and for their organizational commitment to delivering high-quality care.”

About Regional Medical Center Bayonet Point

Regional Medical Center Bayonet has been serving the community since 1981. We are a 290-bed acute care hospital located in Hudson, FL and home of the nationally acclaimed Heart Institute. We have more than 350 physicians, 1,264 employees and 500 volunteers on our integrated healthcare delivery team.

Regional Medical Center Bayonet Point has achieved distinction in the following areas:

Level II Trauma Center
Accredited Chest Pain Center with PCI by the Society of Cardiovascular Patient Care
2010, 2011, 2013 and 2014 Top Performing Hospital for Key Quality Measures for heart attack, heart failure, pneumonia, and surgical care - The Joint Commission
Certified Advance Primary Stroke Center - Joint Commission
2014 and 2015 Top Performing Hospital for Key Quality Measures for heart attack, heart failure, pneumonia, surgical care, VTE and stroke - The Joint Commission
Heart & Stroke Champions Award Winner 1998 – 2011
MRI, CT, Ultrasound, and Nuclear Medicine Accredited - American College of Radiology
Approved Community Cancer Program - American College of Surgeons
5 Joint Commission Disease-Specific Certifications:  primary stroke center, acute myocardial infarction, coronary artery bypass graft, joint replacement hip, joint replacement knee
Recipient of the 2014 American Heart Association (AHA)/American Stroke Association’s Get With The Guidelines® Gold Performance Achievement Award in stroke
Awarded full Atrial Fibrillation Certification status from the Society of Cardiovascular Patient Care (SCPC)
Recipient of 2016 Blue Distinction® Center+ Designation for Quality and Cost-Efficiency in Cardiac Care

Regional Medical Center Bayonet Point is located at 14000 Fivay Road, Hudson, FL. 34667. For additional information on Regional Medical Center Bayonet Point visit www.rmchealth.com or www.heartoftampa.com or visit us on Facebook.
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