NCMH receives award for excellence in Patient Safety Across the Board from Premier Inc.

Staff Report

NEWBERRY — Newberry Hospital has been recognized by Premier Inc. as a recipient of the Premier Hospital Improvement Innovation Network (HIIN) Excellence in Patient Safety Across the Board Award. The award recognizes Newberry Hospital’s commitment and execution, from the C-suite to the bedside, to creating a culture of patient safety and delivering high-quality, safe, reliable care and services to the patients they serve.

“Participation in this initiative reinforces our commitment to reliably deliver the best care experience to our community,” said Bruce Baldwin, chief executive officer at Newberry Hospital.“We’re proud to receive the Premier HIIN Award as we continue down our path of reducing hospital-acquired conditions and readmissions.”

Premier is one of 16 HIINs for the Centers for Medicare and Medicaid Services (CMS) national Partnership for Patients initiative. Using a Safety Across the Board approach, the Premier HIIN works collaboratively with 496 hospitals across 40 states, to improve the quality and safety of care, reduce preventable harm across 13 topic areas, enhance patient and family engagement, and advance a culture of safety.

As a member of Premier’s HIIN, Newberry Hospital is one of 27 hospitals to receive the Premier HIIN Excellence in Patient Safety Across the Board Award and to be recognized at the Premier HIIN June 19 national meeting in Nashville, Tenn. To be eligible for the award, hospitals had to demonstrate exceptional performance as a participant in the Premier HIIN program.

“Newberry Hospital is a prime example of performance improvement in healthcare,” said Roshni Ghosh MD, vice president of Government Services, chief medical information officer, Premier.“Through commitment, transparency, trust and engagement they are collaborating with peers to create a culture of safe, reliable and coordinated care. We are constantly amazed by these accomplishments. Premier congratulates everyone at Newberry Hospital for their hard work and tremendous achievements.”

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