NEA Baptist is the only hospital in Arkansas to receive both the Outstanding Patient Experience Award and the Patient Safety Excellence Award from Healthgrades, the leading online resource for comprehensive information about physicians and hospitals across the country.
As a recipient of both designations, NEA Baptist now ranks among the top 3 percent of hospitals in the nation.
On average, 134,568 patient safety events could have been avoided if all hospitals, as a group from 2013 to 2015, performed similarly to hospitals performing better than expected on each of 13 patient safety indicators evaluated by Healthgrades.
“In our commitment to providing high-quality health care, NEA Baptist team members work diligently to help ensure the safety of our patients and ultimately, to provide the best experience possible for both the patient and their loved ones,” said Brad Parsons, CEO of NEA Baptist. “We are very proud to represent our region and our state as the only hospital in Arkansas to receive both awards. Most importantly, we are thankful for our patients who have entrusted their health to us, and we look forward to continuing to provide outstanding care for the needs in our community.”