Penn State Health Holy Spirit Medical Center recognized for excellence in patient safety

External shot of Penn State Health Holy Spirit Medical Center, from the vantage point of the front driveway.

The Hospital and Healthsystem Association of Pennsylvania (HAP) has recognized Penn State Health Holy Spirit Medical Center for its efforts to ensure patient safety.

November 10, 2021Penn State Health News

Holy Spirit Medical Center is among 17 hospitals statewide to receive HAP’s Excellence in Patient Safety Recognition this year. Now in its third year, the program honors Pennsylvania’s top-performing hospitals that have demonstrated low rates of health care-associated infections.

“We remain committed to providing high-quality care to the community. Receiving this recognition reminds us we are making a positive difference to those we serve,” said Don McKenna, regional president, Penn State Health Holy Spirit Medical Center and Penn State Health Hampden Medical Center.

HAP identifies the top-performing hospitals using data from the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention’s National Healthcare Safety Network. To be recognized, hospitals must perform well in preventing central line-associated bloodstream infections, catheter-associated urinary tract infections and Clostridioides difficile infections.

“Hospitals across Pennsylvania make delivering safe and high-quality care to all patients their top priority,” said HAP President and CEO Andy Carter. “This recognition honors those hospitals that have taken extraordinary steps to improve patient-safety outcomes, even as they contend with intensified challenges brought on by the COVID-19 pandemic.”

Learn more about HAP’s Excellence in Patient Safety program online.

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