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Floyd Earns National Medical Excellence, Patient Safety Recognition
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Floyd Earns National Medical Excellence, Patient Safety Recognition

05.15.2019
For the fourth consecutive year, a service that helps hospitals improve the quality of inpatient care has rated Floyd Medical Center among the Top 10 percent in the nation for Medical Excellence in Overall Hospital Care and in the Top 10 percent in the nation for Patient Safety.

Floyd is also among the Top 100 hospitals in the Nation for Patient Safety in the Overall Hospital category. 

The awards are from CareChex® — an information service of Quantros, Inc. CareChex is an innovative medical quality rating system designed to assist hospitals and health systems in improving the quality of inpatient care and promoting medical excellence to consumers, payers and employers. 

“Floyd is a quality-driven, patient-centric organization continually striving for zero preventable harm. I’m proud to work with such excellent physicians, nurses, clinical partners and support teams. The excellence of the Floyd team is how Floyd distinguishes itself in clinical quality and patient safety,” says Dr. Sheila Bennett, Executive Vice President and Chief of Patient Services for Floyd.

“CareChex is one of the many methods that Floyd uses to constantly measure the quality of care we provide to our patients. We use this information to monitor our progress in implementing evidence-based practices that foster our ability to provide our patients and families with the highest level of care,” says Dow Jones, Director of Quality Management at Floyd Medical Center.  

Floyd received Top 10% in the Nation for Medical Excellence in eight areas:
  • overall hospital care 
  • overall medical care 
  • overall surgical care 
  • gastrointestinal care
  • heart attack treatment 
  • major bowel procedures
  • spinal fusion
  • spinal surgery
Floyd Medical Center ranked in the Top 10% in the Nation for Patient Safety in 14 categories: 
  • ​overall hospital care 
  • overall medical care 
  • overall surgical care 
  • cancer care
  • chronic obstructive pulmonary disease
  • gastrointestinal care 
  • general surgery 
  • major bowel procedures 
  • major orthopedic surgery
  • pneumonia care 
  • pulmonary care 
  • spinal fusion 
  • spinal surgery  
  • vascular surgery 
Floyd was named No. 1 in the state for Patient Safety in four categories: overall hospital care, overall surgical care, gastrointestinal care and general surgery. It also was named Top 10% in the state for Patient Safety in 14 areas:

  • overall hospital care
  • overall medical care
  • overall surgical care
  • chronic obstructive pulmonary disease 
  • gastrointestinal care
  • general surgery
  • heart attack treatment
  • joint replacement
  • major bowel procedures
  • major orthopedic surgery
  • pneumonia care
  • pulmonary care
  • spinal surgery
  • vascular surgery

In Medical Excellence, Floyd was in the Top 10% in the state in six categories: overall surgical care, gastrointestinal care, general surgery, major bowel procedures, spinal fusion and spinal surgery. It was also named No. 1 in the market in nine areas:

  • overall surgical care 
  • heart attack treatment 
  • hip fracture care
  • interventional coronary care
  • neurological care
  • major orthopedic surgery
  • pulmonary care
  • spinal fusion 
  • spinal surgery