Hospital Honored for Patient Safety Efforts


Harrison County Community Hospital was honored for its patient safety efforts at a Missouri Hospital Association meeting in Columbia on June 7. 

The awards resulted from HCCH’s participation in the Hospital Improvement Innovation Network (HIIN), a nationwide effort to reduce preventable hospital readmissions and patient harm. 

HCCH received a Most Zero Harm Measures Award for sustaining a zero rate of harm, placing the Bethany hospital in the top 10 percent of HIIN-participating hospitals in Missouri.

HCCH also earned a Top 10 Greatest Percentage of Improvement Award for achieving high scores in several safety measures such as preventing adverse drug events, catheter-associated urinary tract infections, falls and readmissions.

“Beyond reducing harm and readmissions, health care leaders and providers must understand how to instill and support a culture that promotes safety, high quality and engagement of patients and families,” according to HIIN leaders. 

Pictured: Amy Pickren, director of inpatient services and quality; Tina Gillespie, chief executive officer; and Crystal Hicks, patient safety and HIIN leader, display HCCH's two Missouri Hospital Association awards.

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