St. Anthony Shawnee Hospital was awarded an “A” for their Hospital Safety Score.
"From our medical staff to our nursing personnel to our environmental services, all of our staff contribute to providing safe, exceptional health care," Jana McQuain, vice president of Quality and Risk, said. "This grade is a reflection of what we at St. Anthony Shawnee do every day for every patient. We are proud of our accomplishment.”
The scores are computed by The Leapfrog Group twice each year using publicly available data. The scores are based on preventable errors such as patient injuries, medical and medication errors, and infections.
"This award reinforced our efforts of providing safe, exceptional health care for our community," hospital president Chuck Skillings said.
The hospital was measured in 17 different categories. In 12 of the categories, the hospital scored above average.
The five in which the hospital scored below average were:
• Death from Serious Complications after Surgery – The hospital scored 117.1 out of 1000, according to the Leapfrog Group report. This average for this area is 113.63.
• Postoperative pulmonary embolisms and deep vein thrombosis – The hospital scored 4.54 out of 1000, with an average of 4.53.
• Wounds split open after surgery – The hospital scored 1.44 out of 1000, with an average of 0.96
• Computerized Prescriber Order Entry – This allows doctors to prescribe directly into the computer, rather than on paper, thus helping avoid errors. This hospital scored a 20 out of 100, with an average of 26.93.
• Intensive Care Unit Physician Staffing – Quality of ICUs is heavily indicative of their ICU physician ratio, according to the report. St. Anthony Shawnee scored a five out of 100, with an average of 23.08.
Other local hospitals scored Bs and Cs. Integris Southwest Medical Center scored a B and Midwest Regional Medical Center scored a C.
OU Medical Center, Norman Regional Hospital, and St. Anthony Hospital in Oklahoma City each scored Cs as well.