Region’s Hospitals Engage in New Patient-Safety Efforts to Further Reduce Infections, Errors, and Improve Quality of Care
Partnership for Patient Care launches fourth-year program that focuses on similar practices used by nation’s most safety-conscious industries
Featured speakers at today’s conference will include “high reliability” health care experts
The conference will also include highlights from the Partnership for Patient Care’s 2008 initiatives, which include eliminating serious surgical errors; preventing pressure ulcers; and continuing to raise awareness about methicillin-resistant Staphylococcus aureus infections through the Fight MRSA! Alliance.
The Partnership for Patient Care is overseen by The Health Care Improvement Foundation (HCIF), a nonprofit organization that supports innovative efforts to improve health services and promote best practices and patient safety in the Delaware Valley. Since the Partnership was launched in 2005, nearly every area hospital in the
“Hospitals participating in the Partnership for Patient Care have worked very hard to reduce dangerous infections and are now seeing the positive impacts of their efforts: safer conditions for millions of people in hospitals throughout the Delaware Valley,” said
“For example, it’s no coincidence that recent results from the Pennsylvania Health Care Cost Containment Council showed impressive improvements in reducing health care-acquired infections for the state and region, and nearly a 50 percent decrease in mortality rates for patients with surgical site infections — both safety improvement projects the Partnership undertook,” said Flynn.
“We are proud to have been the co-founder of the Partnership for Patient Care,” said
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Independence Blue Cross is a leading health insurer in
About The Health Care Improvement Foundation
The Health Care Improvement Foundation is a nonprofit foundation dedicated to supporting innovative efforts to improve health services and enhance public trust and confidence in the region’s healthcare delivery system through the promotion of best practices in community health and patient safety in the Delaware Valley.
SOURCE Independence Blue Cross