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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).

HAP has announced the hospitals and health systems being recognized in 2023 for 2022 data. HAP's 2023 Excellence in Patient Safety Program Honorees

To date, HAP has recognized 112 hospitals across Pennsylvania for meeting these quality and safety goals through this recognition program. This includes:

  • 29 hospitals honored in 2023
  • 21 hospitals in 2022
  • 17 hospitals in 2021
  • 21 hospitals in 2020
  • 24 hospitals in 2019

Utilizing data from the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention’s (CDC) National Healthcare Safety Network (NHSN), the program will identify and recognize 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 with exemplary results from their efforts to continuously improve the quality and safety of patient care. This year, more hospitals met the criteria to be recognized than any other year since this program began. This speaks to the Pennsylvania hospital community’s strong commitment to patient safety.”

HAP President and CEO Nicole Stallings

HAP has analyzed the most recent hospital data for 2021.

NEW 2021 baseline for the 2022 performance year:

  • CLABSI SIR 0.954
  • CAUTI SIR 0.735
  • CDI SIR 0.608

2020 baseline for the 2021 recognition:

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

HAP members participating in HAP’s HQIC 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 HQIC, or have not previously conferred rights, 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 Chris Daley, vice president, strategic communications.