November 10, 2021
HAP is recognizing 17 Pennsylvania hospitals for their stellar performance ensuring patients’ safety.
This is the third year for the Excellence in Patient Safety Recognition program, which honors Pennsylvania’s top-performing hospitals that have demonstrated low rates of health care-associated infections.
“Hospitals across Pennsylvania make delivering safe and high-quality care to all patients their top priority,” said HAP President and CEO Andy Carter. “This recognition honors those hospitals that have taken extraordinary steps to improve patient-safety outcomes, even as they contend with intensified challenges brought on by the COVID-19 pandemic.”
HAP identifies the top-performing hospitals using data from the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention’s National Healthcare Safety Network. To be recognized, hospitals must perform better than the mean standardized infection ratio in three key measures: central line-associated bloodstream infections, catheter-associated urinary tract infections, and Clostridioides difficile infections. The program is open to all hospitals across the commonwealth.
The 2021 Excellence in Patient Safety Recognition recipients are:
The recognition is part of HAP's quality and safety program, which works with hospitals through a variety of initiatives that improve quality of care and patient safety. For more information, contact Robert Shipp III, PhD, BSN, RN, NEA-BC, HAP’s vice president, population health and clinical affairs.
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