Barbara Sergio, chief operating officer at Franklin Memorial Hospital in Farmington, stands in front of quality and patient safety indicator charts used by departments to track progress and areas of improvement.

FARMINGTON — Healthgrades, a leading marketplace that connects patients and providers, recently announced the 453 hospital recipients of its 2021 Patient Safety Excellence Awards. Franklin Memorial Hospital is one of two hospitals in Maine to receive recognition.

The award recognizes the top hospitals across the nation that excel in providing top-quality care for their patients, while preventing serious injuries during hospital stays and providing patients with exceptional and positive experiences.

The award recognizes hospitals in the top 10% of the nation for patient safety. Patient safety ratings inform patients how well a hospital prevents injuries, infections and other serious conditions based on 14 serious, potentially preventable adverse events.

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