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Pennsylvania Hospitals Recognized for Enhancing Patient Safety

Twenty-nine hospitals honored for preventing health care-associated infections

Harrisburg, PA (October 11, 2023) – The Hospital and Healthsystem Association of Pennsylvania (HAP) is recognizing 29 Pennsylvania hospitals for outstanding performance in patient safety.

Now in its fifth year, HAP’s Excellence in Patient Safety Recognition program honors Pennsylvania’s top-performing hospitals that have demonstrated low rates of health care-associated infections. The 2023 honorees were selected based on their performance during 2022.

“HAP is proud to recognize the hospital teams with exemplary results from their efforts to continuously improve the quality and safety of patient care,” HAP President and CEO Nicole Stallings said. “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.”

The 2023 Excellence in Patient Safety Recognition recipients are:

  • Barnes-Kasson County Hospital
  • Commonwealth Health - Regional Hospital of Scranton
  • Conemaugh Nason Medical Center
  • Endless Mountains Health Systems
  • Fulton County Medical Center
  • Geisinger St. Luke's Hospital
  • Guthrie Robert Packer Hospital, Towanda Campus
  • Holy Redeemer Hospital at Redeemer Health
  • Indiana Regional Medical Center
  • Lancaster General Hospital
  • Lankenau Medical Center
  • Mount Nittany Medical Center
  • Penn Highlands Brookville
  • Penn Highlands Clearfield
  • Penn State Health Milton S. Hershey Medical Center
  • St. Luke's Hospital - Allentown Campus
  • St. Luke's Hospital - Anderson Campus
  • St. Luke's Hospital - Carbon Campus
  • St. Luke's Hospital - Easton Campus
  • St. Luke's Hospital - Miners Campus
  • St. Luke's Hospital - Monroe Campus
  • St. Luke's University Hospital - Bethlehem Campus
  • UPMC Harrisburg
  • UPMC Kane
  • UPMC Magee-Womens Hospital
  • UPMC Muncy
  • UPMC Somerset
  • UPMC Williamsport
  • Washington Hospital

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.

Learn more about the Excellence in Patient Safety recognition program online.

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Chris Daley, Vice President, Strategic Communications

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