November 17, 2015
Salt Lake City, UT – Timpanogos Regional Hospital and two other MountainStar hospitals are the only ones in Utah to achieve a Patient Safety Excellence Award™ from Healthgrades®. This distinction places these three hospitals among the top 10 percent in the country for efficiently delivering safe and patient-centered care.
“Our employees have been relentless when it comes to executing every detail of their jobs and I’m grateful for and admire each one’s determination and diligence,” says Sandy Ewell, chief nursing officer at Timpanogos Regional Hospital. We have been extremely successful in delivering the highest quality and safest care of any hospital in the United States. At the end of the day, we all like working for a facility that is known for excellence in keeping our patients safe.”
With 122 beds, Timpanogos Regional Hospital has been serving local communities for nearly 20 years. Its clinical staff achieved this national recognition in part by implementing initiatives to further improve the quality and safety of patient care. Here are some examples:
- An enhanced intake process to ensure patients seeking care in emergency care are immediately admitted to a treatment room versus spending anxious minutes in the waiting area.
- Consistent usage of nationally standardized “clinical quality measures,” tools that ensure the delivery of patient care in a safe, effective and timely manner.
- An aggressive process for early identification and treatment of severe infections that has proven to enhance patient outcomes.
The 2015 Healthgrades study results in excellence awards and multiple star ratings for hospitals throughout the United States. Timpanogos Regional Hospital and two sister facilities, Brigham City Community Hospital and Lakeview Hospital, achieved the 2015 Patient Safety Excellence Award and several five-star ratings. “We congratulate all 2015 recipients for their considerable achievement and outstanding performance in the areas of patient safety and patient experience,” said Evan Marks, chief strategy officer at Healthgrades.