Providence Holy Cross Earns Top Award for Patient Safety Excellence

Providence Holy Cross Earns Top Award for Patient Safety Excellence

Providence Holy Cross Medical Center received the Healthgrades 2023 Patient Safety Excellence Award today, placing it among the nation’s safest acute care hospitals. 

This marks the third time Providence Holy Cross in Mission Hills has received this award, ranking it in the top 5% of the nation’s hospitals for safety. 

“This award belongs to our doctors and our employees across the hospital for their diligence in maintaining safety, always keeping an eye out for any potential hazards,” said Bernard Klein, M.D., Providence Holy Cross chief executive. “Keeping our patients – and everyone in our hospital – safe is our first priority.”

Klein credited its culture of “high reliability,” which drives efforts to recognize that health care workers’ greatest responsibility is the safety of their patients and one another. Clinical caregivers are required to take part in this training, which emphasizes safety and teaches techniques and behaviors that have been proven to reduce error and to improve safety in high-stress environments, including health care.

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Providence Holy Cross is the only hospital in the Greater San Fernando Valley and the only non-academic medical center in Southern California to make the list.