Hillsboro hospital recognized for participation in project

Hillsboro Community Hospital has been recognized by the Kansas Healthcare Collaborative and the Kansas Hospital Association for its participation in a three-year national Partnership for Patients initiative known as the Hospital Engagement Network.

The Department of Health and Human Services announced Dec. 2 announced that HEN efforts to improve patient safety resulted in a 17 percent decline in hospital-acquired conditions such as adverse drug events, pressure ulcers, and surgical site infections among others. HHS had set an ambitious goal of reducing HACs by 40 percent and re-admissions by 20 percent by the end of the 2014.

Hillsboro Community Hospital and 99 other hospitals in Kansas collectively prevented an estimated 3,800 safety events at an estimated cost savings of more than $23.2 million, as calculated by the Health Educational Research Trust.

?Our health care team is devoted to safe, high quality care delivery,? said Marion Regier, chief execrative officer of HCH. ?We are proud of our collaboration with our peers across the state, our patients, and the impact our work has made to improve patient safety.

?We appreciate the physicians, nurses and other key staff who contributed to this successful initiative,? she added.

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