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HAP Achievement Awards Winner Spotlight: HealthSouth Rehabilitation Hospital of Sewickley

January 05, 2018

HAP Achievement AwardPennsylvania is home to some of the most cutting-edge hospitals in the country. Its leadership and medical staff are constantly looking to the future of health care.

Each year, HAP honors hospitals and health systems for their innovation, creativity, and commitment to patient care through its annual Achievement Awards program. In 2017, HAP selected 13 winning programs from more than 100 entries.

“The 2017 winners sought to answer health care’s most challenging questions, and their work will benefit their communities for years to come. These efforts go above and beyond the call of duty.”

Andy Carter
President and Chief Executive Officer
The Hospital and Healthsystem Association of Pennsylvania

Each week we’ll share an overview of an award-winning program at a HAP member hospital or health system, starting with HealthSouth Rehabilitation Hospital of Sewickley.

HealthSouth Rehabilitation Hospital of SewickleyThe hospital had a goal of demonstrating how caregiver education programs can increase the health and well-being of caregivers.

The hospital provided the Powerful Tools for Caregivers curriculum during six sessions in an educational support group format for caregivers of individuals with neurological conditions. The sessions aimed to increase caregiver self-care, stress management, and reduce caregiver-perceived burden while improving their knowledge of resources.

All caregivers in the program reported improvement in their overall health and wellness as evidenced by improvement of scores on a standardized outcome measure known as the Short Form 12v2 Health Survey. The mental health component rose to 47.35 from a baseline 38.88. The physical health component rose to 50.73 from a baseline 45.81.

Congratulations to HealthSouth Rehabilitation Hospital of Sewickley for receiving a 2017 HAP Achievement Award. Learn more about their effort as well as the other 12 award winning program on HAP’s website.

HAP members are encouraged to starting planning now for their 2018 Achievement Awards submission by identifying innovative patient-centered initiatives that improve health care quality and efficiency and the health of your communities. HAP will issue a call for entries in March, emailing it members and making it available online. Entries will be due in May, with winners announced in June.

Questions about the HAP Achievement Awards may be directed to HAP Member Services at (717) 561-5359.

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