Coliseum Health System
July 17, 2018

Health Grades Patient Safety Excellence Award 2018

Coliseum Northside Hospital has been recognized as a recipient of the Patient Safety Excellence Award from Healthgrades, the leading online resource for comprehensive information about physicians and hospitals. Every year, Healthgrades evaluates hospital performance at nearly 4,500 hospitals nationwide for 34 of the most common inpatient procedures and conditions.*

These achievements are part of findings released by Healthgrades and are featured in their 2018 Report to the Nation. The new report demonstrates how clinical performance continues to differ dramatically between hospitals regionally and nationally.

Greg Caples, Chief Executive Officer of Coliseum Northside Hospital, said, "Patient safety is our top priority, and I am extremely pleased with the work that our physicians and hospital staff have done to insure that our patients are treated in a safe environment."

In addition to the Patient Safety Excellence Award, Coliseum Northside Hospital has also been recognized by Healthgrades as one of America's 100 Best Hospitals for Spine Surgery. The hospital also earned five star designation for spinal fusion and hip fracture treatment.

"Consumers place high value on information about hospital quality and use it to evaluate their choices for care," said Brad Bowman, MD, Chief Medical Officer, Healthgrades. "Hospitals that have achieved recognition for their quality outcomes prove their commitment to their patients and their community at large."

*For its analysis, Healthgrades evaluated approximately 45 million Medicare inpatient records for nearly 4,500 short-term acute care hospitals nationwide to assess hospital performance in 32 common conditions and procedures, and evaluate outcomes in appendectomy and bariatric surgery using all-payer data provided by 17 states. Healthgrades recognizes a hospital's quality achievements for cohort-specific performance, specialty area performance, and overall clinical quality. Individual procedure or condition cohorts are designated as 5-star (statistically significantly better than expected), 3-star (not statistically different from expected) and 1-star (statistically significantly worse than expected) categories. The complete Healthgrades 2018 Report to the Nation and detailed study methodology, can be found at