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Pennsylvania Hospitals Recognized for Excellence in Patient Safety

Twenty-one hospitals honored for achieving low rates of health care-associated infections

January 18, 2023

Harrisburg, PA (January 18, 2023) – The Hospital and Healthsystem Association of Pennsylvania (HAP) is recognizing 21 Pennsylvania hospitals for their stellar performance ensuring patients’ safety.

The Excellence in Patient Safety Recognition program honors Pennsylvania’s top-performing hospitals that have demonstrated low rates of health care-associated infections. The 2022 honorees, which HAP announced today, were selected based on their performance during 2021.

“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.”

The 2022 Excellence in Patient Safety Recognition recipients are:

  • Geisinger Bloomsburg Hospital
  • Geisinger St. Luke's Hospital
  • Holy Redeemer Hospital
  • Jefferson Abington Hospital
  • Lehigh Valley Hospital - Pocono
  • Penn Highlands Brookville
  • Penn Highlands Elk
  • Riddle Hospital
  • St Luke's Hospital - Lehighton Campus
  • St. Luke's Hospital - Allentown Campus
  • St. Luke's Hospital - Easton Hospital
  • St. Luke's Hospital - Monroe Campus
  • St. Luke's Hospital - Sacred Heart Campus
  • St. Luke's University Hospital - Bethlehem Campus
  • St. Luke's Hospital - Anderson Campus
  • Suburban Community Hospital
  • UPMC Bedford
  • UPMC Somerset
  • Warren General Hospital
  • WellSpan Good Samaritan Hospital
  • Westmoreland Hospital - Excela Health

HAP identifies 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.

Learn more about the Excellence in Patient Safety program online.