11/12/2021 | Press release | Distributed by Public on 11/12/2021 09:19
Harrisburg, PA - Bryn Mawr Hospital and Riddle Hospital are being recognized by The Hospital and Healthsystem Association of Pennsylvania (HAP) for stellar performance ensuring patients' safety.
The hospitals are among 17 statewide to receive HAP's Excellence in Patient Safety Recognition for 2021. Now in its third year, the program honors Pennsylvania's top-performing hospitals that have demonstrated low rates of health care-associated infections.
"We are honored to receive this recognition at Bryn Mawr Hospital as it demonstrates our values and commitment to safety for our staff, patients, visitors, and community," said John Schwarz, President of Bryn Mawr Hospital. "Thank you to all of our employees and medical staff for their loyalty and dedication in providing the safest and highest quality care to our patients and their families."
"We are proud to be recognized as a recipient of HAP's 2021 Excellence in Patient Safety program, as safety is a core value that is deeply embedded in our culture," said Shelly Buck, President of Riddle Hospital. "Patient safety has always been a top priority at Riddle Hospital and throughout this pandemic, we understand the continued importance to adhere to protocols that protect our patients, families, staff and communities. Thank you to our staff for providing safe, inclusive and compassionate care to our patients."
HAP identifies the 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.
"Hospitals across Pennsylvania make delivering safe and high-quality care to all patients their top priority," said HAP President and CEO Andy Carter. "This recognition honors those hospitals that have taken extraordinary steps to improve patient-safety outcomes, even as they contend with intensified challenges brought on by the COVID-19 pandemic."
The 2021 Excellence in Patient Safety Recognition recipients are:
Learn more about the Excellence in Patient Safety program online.
Bryn Mawr Hospital, a member of Main Line Health, is a 234-bed, not-for-profit acute-care teaching hospital dedicated to helping the community stay well ahead on the path to lifelong health. Boasting a brand new Patient Pavilion that opened in February 2019, Bryn Mawr Hospital has received both regional and national recognition for its excellence in providing state-of-the-art, quality care. Bryn Mawr Hospital was named among the top 10 hospitals in the Philadelphia region, and the top 20 hospitals in Pennsylvania, in U.S. News & World Report's Best Hospitals rankings for 2018-19, and Bryn Mawr Hospital has earned Magnet® designation for the third time for its superior nursing staff. The hospital offers a full range of services, including cancer care, orthopaedic care, cardiovascular care, behavioral health, maternity care, bariatric surgery, neurovascular and a level III neonatal intensive care unit, all aided by a dedicated team of health care professionals and innovative technologies. Through Bryn Mawr Hospital's collaboration with the Jefferson Hospital for Neuroscience, the university-affiliated Neurovascular Center is an accredited thrombectomy-capable stroke center that offers rapid access to advanced diagnostics and treatment options for stroke care. Bryn Mawr Hospital has also collaborated with Nemours/Alfred I. duPont Hospital for Children to include round-the-clock pediatric care for the pediatric unit and in the pediatric emergency department with additional board-certified, fellowship trained pediatric emergency medicine physicians.
Riddle Hospital, a member of Main Line Health, is a not-for-profit, acute-care hospital with 204 inpatient beds and 23 Transitional Care Center beds. Riddle has been nationally recognized by The Joint Commission, the Society of Chest Pain Centers and other health care rating organizations for its high quality patient care. For the fourth year in a row, Riddle has achieved designation from the Joint Commission as a Top Performer on Key Quality Measures®. Riddle was ranked the 13th best hospital in the Philadelphia region by U.S. News & World Report's Best Hospitals 2019-20, and was ranked as high performing in the following common core specialty areas: heart failure, hip replacement and knee replacement. The hospital offers a full range of services including maternity, orthopaedic care and cardiovascular care-aided by a dedicated team of health care professionals and advanced technology. Riddle Hospital recently expanded and enhanced its emergency department to better suit the growing needs of the community it serves. Health Center 4, a LEED-Certified Gold building, houses the Rothman Institute, the Wound Healing & Hyperbaric Center, a variety of outpatient programs and a state of the art surgical center. The hospital has also achieved Magnet® designation, the nation's highest distinction for excellence in nursing care.