Middletown Atrium Hospital Ranks Among Top 5 Percent in Nation.


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MIDDLETOWN, OH -- Premier Health’s Atrium Medical Center has been named a recipient of the Healthgrades 2024 Patient Safety Excellence Award™.

This is the first time Atrium Medical Center has earned this distinction, which places it among the top 5 percent of all short-term acute care hospitals as evaluated by Healthgrades.

“This distinction reflects Atrium Medical Center providers’ and staff’s ongoing dedication to providing quality care to our patients,” said Kevin Harlan, president of Atrium. “We believe this underscores the peace of mind that our patients and families can have in knowing that they and their loved ones are in good hands at Atrium and Premier Health.”

The Patient Safety Excellence Award™ recognizes hospitals for preventing serious patient injuries, avoiding preventable complications and mortalities, and eliminating harm throughout the hospital, reported Healthgrades.

“Atrium Medical Center has cultivated an outstanding safety culture that prioritizes the well-being of both patients and staff, setting a high standard for patient safety nationwide,” said Brad Bowman, MD, chief medical officer and head of data science at Healthgrades. “We’re proud to recognize Atrium Medical Center for providing top-quality care while preventing serious injuries to patients during their hospital stay.”

In addition to Atrium Medical Center, Premier Health’s Upper Valley Medical Center (UVMC) was also named a recipient of the Healthgrades 2024 Patient Safety Excellence Award™, marking the eighth consecutive year for UVMC to earn this distinction.

Healthgrades evaluated risk-adjusted complication and mortality rates for approximately 4,500 hospitals nationwide to determine this year’s top-performing hospitals for patient safety. During the study period, nearly 170,000 potentially preventable safety events occurred among Medicare patients in U.S. hospitals, with four patient safety indicators accounting for nearly 75 percent of these incidents. 

Healthgrades’ analysis revealed that patients treated in hospitals receiving the 2024 Patient Safety Excellence Award have a significantly lower chance of experiencing one of the four leading safety indicators than patients treated at non-recipient hospitals:

  • In-hospital fall resulting in fracture (approximately 52 percent less likely)
  • Collapsed lung due to a procedure or surgery in or around the chest (approximately 56 percent less likely)
  • Pressure sores or bed sores acquired in the hospital (approximately 67 percent less likely)
  • Catheter-related bloodstream infections acquired in the hospital (approximately 71 percent less likely)

To learn more about how Healthgrades measures hospital quality, visit healthgrades.com.

About Atrium Medical Center

Atrium Medical Center is a full-service hospital and Level III Trauma Center located along the Interstate 75 corridor at exit 32, One Medical Center Drive in Middletown, between Cincinnati and Dayton. The hospital employs more than 1,400 people in full-time, part-time, and on-call positions. Atrium is operated by Dayton-based nonprofit Premier Health.

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