East Liverpool Community Hospital was proud to receive the Healthgrades Award for Patient Safety.

"The recipients of the Healthgrades 2016 Patient Safety Excellence Award have not only found ways to improve patient safety, but to outperform expectations in the prevention of adverse safety incidents," said Evan Marks, Chief Strategy Officer, Healthgrades. Hospitals were evaluated based on the occurrence of observed incidents and expected performance for 14 Patient Safety Indicators as defined by the Agency for Healthcare Research and Quality. This Healthgrades designation recognizes superior performance in hospitals that have prevented the occurrence of serious, potentially avoidable complications for patients during hospital stays.

According to Healthgrades, during this study period, patients treated in hospitals receiving the Healthgrades Patient Safety Excellence Award were, on average:

  • 40.2% less likely to experience an accidental puncture or laceration during a procedure, than patients treated at non-recipient hospitals.
  • 44.2% less likely to experience a collapsed lung due to a procedure or surgery in or around the chest, than patients treated at non-recipient hospitals.
  • 54.4% less likely to experience catheter-related blood stream infections, than patients treated at non-recipient hospitals.
  • 50.4% less likely to experience pressure sores or bed sores acquired in the hospital, than patients treated at non-recipient hospitals.

Other Awards and Accreditations

The hospital was accredited by The Joint Commission April 30, 2016.

The laboratory was accredited by the College of American Pathologists April 20, 2016

American Heart Association Training Center

Joint Commission Top Performer On Key Quality Measures for Heart Failure, Pneumonia and SCIP

Leapfrog Patient Safety “B” for 2015, "A" for 2016, and "B" for 2017


ACR Accredited in all modalities: Mammography, Cat Scan, MRI, Ultrasound, and Nuclear Medicine

MQSA/FDA Certified in Mammography

Participants in NRDR(National Radiology Dose Registry)/DIR (Dose Index Registry)

CT Scanner received XR-29 Compliance, 2015

Participants in Image Gently and Image Wisely