Mercy Suburban Hospital, Norristown, Pa., received a Safety Across the Board Excellence Award from the Hospital and Healthsystem Association of Pennsylvania for exceptional performance and participation as part of its Pennsylvania Hospital Engagement Network, according to a news release. HAPs PA-HEN created the award to recognize participating hospitals achievement of exceptional performance and participation in its Partnership for Patients program goals of reducing preventable harm and readmissions.
To qualify for the award, a hospital must meet performance and participation criteria for acute care hospitals. Mercy Suburban was recognized for exceptional performance in catheter-associated urinary tract infections; central line-associated bloodstream infections; pressure ulcer prevention; benous thromboembolism; and ventilator-associated events, according to the release.
Pennsylvania hospitals are to be commended for the accomplishments achieved to date, HAP President and CEO Andy Carter said in the release. The PA-HENs teamwork, effective leadership practices, accountability and patient-centered care principles have assisted Pennsylvania hospitals with moving closer toward the vision of a healthy Pennsylvania through improved patient safety and quality of care.
In the release, Kathryn Conallen, senior vice president and CEO, acute care operations, Mercy Health System, thanked the nurses, physicians and staff for their dedication to ensuring the highest standards of care for our patients.