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.