Carson Tahoe Continuing Care Hospital Awarded for Excellence in Patient Safety - Carson Tahoe Health


Carson Tahoe Continuing Care Hospital Awarded for Excellence in Patient Safety


 

Carson Tahoe Continuing Care Hospital Awarded for Excellence in Patient Safety; receives a “Bright Spot Award for Reducing Harm Across the Board” From the Nevada Hospital Engagement Network (HEN)

Carson Tahoe Continuing Care Hospital has received the 2013 Nevada Hospital Engagement Network Bright Spot: Reducing Harm Across the Board Award for demonstrating excellence in patient safety. The Nevada Hospital Engagement Network recruits and provides training and technical assistance to individual Nevada hospitals to facilitate the adoption of evidence-based clinical practices that improve patient care and safety. Network members include short-term acute care hospitals, critical access hospitals, long-term acute care hospitals, rehabilitation hospitals, and inpatient hospice.

The Bright Spot Award for Reducing Harm Across the Board recognizes hospitals for demonstrating high quality patient care and excellence in performance on a select group of patient safety indicators that are reported to the Centers for Medicare & Medicaid Services Innovation Center (CMMI), as part of the Partnership for Patients campaign.

The Partnership for Patients is an initiative sponsored by the United States Department of Health and Human Services and the Centers for Medicare and Medicaid Innovation Center to improve the quality, safety, and affordability of health care for all Americans. The goals of the Partnership for Patients Initiative are to reduce several hospital-acquired conditions by 40%:

•  Pressure ulcers

•  Venous thromboembolism (VTE)

•  Catheter-associated urinary tract infections (CAUTI)

•  Ventilator-associated pneumonia (VAP)

•  Central line-associated bloodstream infections (CLABSI)

•  Preventable 30 day hospital readmissions by 20%, by December 2013

The Nevada Hospital Engagement Network is one of only 26 national organizations chosen to participate in this landmark campaign.