St. Luke Hospital recently was recognized by Kansas Healthcare Collaborative for its successful participation in a 12-month comprehensive patient safety initiative.
Through the Kansas Health Education Network, hospital personnel worked collaboratively with quality improvement teams at 106 hospitals across the state to improve care delivery and prevent harm. The initiative involved engagement at all levels of the hospital, as well as patients and families.
About 3,700 hospitals nationwide participated in HEN 2.0, the second round of a safety program conducted by Centers for Medicare & Medicaid Services. The program engaged hospitals in focusing on 10 or more core patient safety areas, such as the prevention of falls, infections, and adverse drug events.
“Feedback from patients and families is evidence that we are on the right path,” St. Luke quality assurance and risk director Sharon James said.
Kansas Hospital Association, American Hospital Association, and Health Research and Educational Trust were additional program partners.