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Coordinated Health–Allentown Receives Healthgrades Patient Safety Excellence Award

Coordinated Health–Allentown received a 2022 Patient Safety Excellence Award™,

Coordinated Health, part of Lehigh Valley Health Network, is once again being recognized by Healthgrades for providing safe, high-quality care.

Coordinated Health–Allentown received a 2022 Patient Safety Excellence Award™, a distinction shared only by the top 10% of all short-term acute care hospitals in the nation.

“This recognition reflects our commitment to our patients,” says Amy Nyberg, Senior Vice President, Ambulatory Services, Lehigh Valley Health Network, and President, Coordinated Health. “We are proud to receive this award, but even prouder of our colleagues for continuing to deliver the high-quality care our patients expect and deserve.”

Coordinated Health–Allentown ranks among the top 10% of short-term acute care hospitals in the nation.

This is the fourth consecutive year Coordinated Health–Allentown has received this distinction from Healthgrades.

“Providing safe, high-quality care is a priority for us,” says Christine Biege, Vice President of Patient Care Services, Coordinated Health. “Receiving this recognition is a testament to our dedication to patient care, and I’m extremely proud of what we’ve been able to accomplish.” 

Healthgrades studied 170,231 patient safety events involving Medicare patients from 2018 through 2020 and found four patient-safety indicators that accounted for 74% of all patient safety events.

These include in-hospital falls resulting in a hip fracture, a collapsed lung after a lung or chest procedure, bed sores experienced in the hospital and catheter-related bloodstream infections.

According to Healthgrades, patients who are treated by hospitals that receive a Patient Safety Excellence Award are less likely to experience in-hospital injuries or infections, including:

  • 55.8% less likely to experience an in-hospital fall resulting in hip fracture.
  • 52.6% less likely to experience a collapsed lung resulting from a procedure or surgery in or around the chest.
  • 66.2% less likely to experience pressure sores or bed sores acquired in the hospital.
  • 65.8% less likely to experience catheter-related bloodstream infections acquired in the hospital.

“Through our 2022 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,” says Brad Bowman, MD, Chief Medical Officer and Head of Data Science, Healthgrades. “We are proud to name Coordinated Health–Allentown as a 2022 Patient Safety Excellence Award recipient and look forward to their continued efforts to make patient safety a priority.”

Healthgrades provides information to the public about hospitals, doctors and health care organizations by evaluating health care records from Medicare.

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