Excellence in Patient Safety Recognition Program

In an effort to support the continued improvement of quality and patient safety among Pennsylvania hospitals, HAP has launched a program to recognize Pennsylvania’s top performing hospitals that have reduced health care-associated infections (HAI).

Utilizing data from the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention’s (CDC) National Healthcare Safety Network (NHSN), the program will identify and recognize those member hospitals that perform better than the mean standardized infection ratio (SIR) across Pennsylvania in three key measures: central line-associated bloodstream infection (CLABSI), catheter-associated urinary tract infection (CAUTI), and clostridium difficile infections (CDI). The recognition program also will identify best practices that can be shared among all hospitals.

“HAP is proud to recognize the hospital teams and leaders who demonstrated extraordinary work to protect patient safety—even as they were strained by the COVID-19 pandemic and a historic health care workforce crisis,” HAP President and CEO Andy Carter said. “These talented teams exemplify the commitment that all health care professionals make to ensuring patients receive safe and high-quality care.”
Andy Carter, HAP president and CEO

HAP has analyzed the most recent hospital data for 2020. 

NEW 2020 baseline for the 2021 performance year:

  • CLABSI SIR 0.657
  • CAUTI SIR 0.723
  • CDI SIR 0.650

2019 baseline for the 2020 recognition:

  • CLABSI SIR 0.644
  • CAUTI SIR 0.798
  • CDI SIR 0.704

HAP members participating in HAP’s HIIN have already conferred HAP rights to the NHSN data so there is nothing that they need to do to be considered for the recognition. HAP member hospitals that do not participate in HAP’s HIIN also can confer HAP rights to their NHSN data.

HAP Contacts

For more information, contact Robert Shipp III, PhD, BSN, RN, NEA-BC, vice president, population health and clinical affairs. Media inquiries should be directed to Liam Migdail, director, media relations.