Frankfort Regional Medical Center announced it has been recognized as a 2024 Patient Safety Excellence Award™ recipient by Healthgrades. This achievement reflects Frankfort Regional’s dedication to providing a safe, high quality care experience for all patients.

“Our dedication to providing award-winning patient care isn't just a goal, it's our unwavering commitment,” said John Ballard, PhD, chief executive officer of Frankfort Regional Medical Center. “Every member of our team, from frontline staff to leadership, plays a crucial role in upholding these standards and ensuring the well-being of every patient who we have the privilege to care for each day."

The Healthgrades Patient Safety Excellence Award™ evaluates risk-adjusted complication and mortality rates for approximately 4,500 hospitals nationwide. According to Healthgrades, patients treated in hospitals receiving the Healthgrades 2023 Patient Safety Excellence Award were, on average:

  • 52% less likely to experience an in-hospital fall resulting in fracture*
  • 56% less likely to experience a collapsed lung due to a procedure or surgery in or around the chest*
  • 67% less likely to experience pressure sores or bed sores acquired in the hospital*
  • 71% less likely to experience a catheter-related bloodstream infections acquired in the hospital*

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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 2023.0.1) to MedPAR data from approximately 4,500 hospitals for years 2020 through 2022 and represent three-year estimates for Medicare patients only.