Hospital Program Recognized for Innovation in Health Care
Pennsylvania Hospital was named a winner of The Hospital and Health System Association of Pennsylvania’s (HAP) 2013 Achievement Award.
PAH was one of 19 hospitals recognized for innovative programs addressing critical and timely issues concerning: patient satisfaction, workforce issues, public health and education, influenza, falls, infection prevention, mortality reduction, oxygen therapy, and disaster preparedness. Chosen from 131 hospital programs submitted from across the state, entries were evaluated by a 15-judge panel representing the public and private sectors and included leadership from the National Patient Safety Foundation, The Joint Commission, and The Patient Safety Authority.
Shown above from L to R above: Dr. John Stern, MD; PAH Executive Director Dr. R. Michael Buckley; Chris Huot; Danielle Reynolds; Maria Vacca; Diane Angelos; PAH CMO Dr. Daniel Feinberg; Debra Runyan; and HUP President Andy Carter.
On November 4, HAP President Andy Carter visited PAH to personally present the award to Maria Vacca, RN, BSN, PCCN, CIC, Diane Angelos, RN, MSN, and fellow winning team members for their Patient Safety entry,Prevention of Catheter-Associated Urinary Tract Infection in a Neurological ICU Using a Proactive Approach to the Institute for Healthcare Improvement Bundle.