53 hospitals with the lowest serious complication rates

The following is a list of hospitals with the lowest proportion of serious complications per hospital discharge.

This list was formed using the PSI 90 measure, known as the Patient Safety and Adverse Events Composite. According to the Agency for Healthcare Research and Quality, PSI 90 is the weighted average of the observed-to-expected ratios for various component indicators, including pressure ulcer rate, sepsis, in-hospital fall with hip fracture and postoperative respiratory failure, among other components.

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"The composite provides an overview of hospital-level quality as it relates to a set of potentially preventable hospital-related events associated with harmful outcomes for patients," according to AHRQ.

The serious complication rates were pulled from Hospital Compare and represent data from July 2013 through June 2015, the most recent data available.

For reference, the national composite rate of serious complications per discharge is 0.9.

Berkshire Medical Center (Pittsfield, Mass.) — 0.44

Memorial Hermann Memorial City Medical Center (Houston) — 0.44

St. David's Medical Center (Austin, Texas) — 0.47

Saint Vincent Medical Center (Los Angeles) — 0.48

Franciscan Health Mooresville (Ind.) — 0.49

Baptist Memorial Hospital North Mississippi (Oxford) — 0.49

Saint Mary's Regional Medical Center (Reno, Nev.) — 0.49

Oklahoma Surgical Hospital (Tulsa) — 0.49

Willis Knighton Bossier Health — 0.5

Shasta Regional Medical Center (Redding, Calif.) — 0.51

Providence Medical Center (Kansas City, Kan.) — 0.51

Orange Regional Medical Center (Middletown, N.Y.) — 0.51

Asante Three Rivers Medical Center (Grants Pass, Ore.) — 0.53

Round Rock (Texas) Medical Center — 0.53

Saline Memorial Hospital (Benton, Ark.) — 0.54

Southern California Hospital at Hollywood — 0.54

French Hospital Medical Center (San Louis Obispo, Calif.) — 0.54

Greenview Regional Hospital (Bowling Green, Ky.) — 0.54

Clara Maass Medical Center (Belleville, N.J.) — 0.54

Beaufort County Memorial Hospital (Beaufort, S.C.) — 0.54

Methodist Dallas Medical Center — 0.54

Sentara Careplex Hospital (Hampton, Va.) — 0.54

Cox Medical Centers (Springfield, Mo.) — 0.55

CHI Health Nebraska Heart (Lincoln) — 0.55

St. Johns' Riverside Hospital (Yonkers, N.Y.) — 0.55

Roper Hospital (Charleston, S.C.) — 0.55

East Texas Medical Center (Tyler) — 0.55

Methodist Hospitals (Gary, Ind.) — 0.56

Integris Baptist Medical Center (Oklahoma City, Okla.) — 0.56

Methodist Stone Oak Hospital (San Antonio) — 0.56

Kaweah Delta Medical Center (Visalia, Calif.) — 0.57

Silver Lake Medical Center (Los Angeles) — 0.57

Doctors Hospital of Sarasota (Fla.) — 0.57

University Hospital (Augusta, Ga.) — 0.57

Hardin Memorial Hospital (Elizabethtown, Ky.) — 0.57

Inova Mount Vernon Hospital (Alexandria, Va.) — 0.57

Northwest Medical Center (Margate, Fla.) — 0.58

South Georgia Medical Center (Valdosta, Ga.) — 0.58

Advocate South Suburban Hospital (Hazel Crest, Ill.) — 0.58

Genesis Medical Center-Davenport (Iowa) — 0.58

New England Baptist Hospital (Boston) — 0.58

Maury Regional Hospital (Columbia, Tenn.) — 0.58

Doctors Hospital of Laredo (Texas) — 0.58

Texas Orthopedic Hospital (Houston) — 0.58

Baptist Medical Center South (Montgomery, Ala.) — 0.59

Vaughan Regional Medical Center Parkway Campus (Selma, Ala.) — 0.59

Larkin Community Hospital Palm Springs Campus (Hialeah, Fla.) — 0.59

Schneck Medical Center (Seymour, Ind.) — 0.59

Henry Ford Allegiance Health (Jackson, Mich.) — 0.59

Moses H. Cone Memorial Hospital (Greensboro, N.C.) — 0.59

St. David's South Austin (Texas) Medical Center — 0.59

Ogden (Utah) Regional Medical Center — 0.59

Lakeview Hospital (Bountiful, Utah) — 0.59

Correction: This story was updated April 12 to correct the location of Henry Ford Allegiance Health. It is in Jackson, Mich., not Jackson, Miss. We regret the error.

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