Excellence in Patient Safety Recognition Program

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HAP Excellence in Patient Safety Recognition Program

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 has analyzed the most recent hospital data using 2018 HAP Hospital Improvement Innovation Network (HIIN) participating hospitals as a baseline. 

2017 baseline for the 2018 recognition:   NEW 2018 baseline for the 2019 performance year:
  • CLABSI SIR 0.785
  • CAUTI SIR 0.775
  • CDI SIR 0.809
 
  • CLABSI SIR 0.644
  • CDI SIR 0.704
  • CAUTI SIR 0.798

The recipients of the 2018 Awards, which were announced during the Patient Safety, Quality, and Sepsis Symposium on September 23, 2019, are:

ACMH Hospital

Penn Highlands DuBois

Butler Memorial Hospital

Reading Hospital

Excela Westmoreland Hospital

Riddle Hospital

Geisinger Holy Spirit

Saint Vincent Hospital

Jefferson Hospital

St. Clair Hospital

Jefferson Torresdale Hospital

St. Luke's Hospital—Allentown Campus

Lehigh Valley—Cedar Crest

St. Luke's Hospital—Bethlehem Campus

Lehigh Valley—Hazelton

UPMC Jameson

Lehigh Valley—Muhlenberg

UPMC Magee-Womens Hospital

Lehigh Valley—Pocono

UPMC Northwest

Lehigh Valley—Schuylkill E. Norwegian Street

Washington Hospital

Mercy Catholic Medical Center—Mercy Fitzgerald Campus

Wilkes-Barre General Hospital 


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 can confer HAP rights to their NHSN data by contacting HAP’s Peter Nguyen.

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