Frankfort Regional Medical Center (FRMC) announced it has been recognized by Healthgrades as a 2023 Patient Safety Excellence Award™ recipient. This distinction places Frankfort Regional Medical Center among the top 5% of all short-term acute care hospitals as evaluated by Healthgrades. This is the third year in a row FRMC has received this award.

“We are honored to receive this award for the third consecutive year as it reflects our commitment to providing safe, quality care for our patients,” said Reed Hammond, chief executive officer of Frankfort Regional Medical Center. “Our continuous process improvement efforts ensure our patients receive the best possible outcomes. I am incredibly proud of the collective effort of everyone within our organization - from our clinical teams to our support staff – for being committed to the care and improvement of human life.”

The Healthgrades Patient Safety Excellence Award™ evaluates the safety and quality of care at a hospital by measuring the rate at which serious, potentially preventable complications and adverse events occurred in the hospital. According to Healthgrades, patients treated in hospitals receiving the Healthgrades 2023 Patient Safety Excellence Award were, on average:

  • 61.4%% less likely to experience an in-hospital fall resulting in hip fracture, than patients treated at non-recipient hospitals*
  • 52.7% less likely to experience a collapsed lung resulting from a procedure or surgery in or around the chest, than patients treated at non-recipient hospitals*
  • 66.1% less likely to experience pressure sores or bed sores acquired in the hospital, than patients treated at non-recipient hospitals*
  • 67.3% less likely to experience catheter-related bloodstream infections acquired in the hospital, than patients treated at nonrecipient hospitals*

“Through our 2023 Patient Safety Excellence Awards, we seek to recognize hospitals that excel in providing top-quality care for their patients while preventing serious injuries during hospital stays,” said Brad Bowman, MD, Chief Medical Officer and head of Data Science, Healthgrades. “We are proud to name Frankfort Regional Medical Center as a 2023 Patient Safety Excellence Award recipient and look forward to their continued efforts to make patient safety a top priority.”

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 *Statistics are calculated from Healthgrades Patient Safety Ratings and Excellence Award methodology which is based primarily on AHRQ technical specifications (Version 2022.0.1) for MedPAR data years 2019 through 2021 and represent 3-year estimates for Medicare patients only.