Harrisburg, PA - Meadville Medical Center is being recognized by The Hospital
and Healthsystem Association of Pennsylvania (HAP) for stellar performance
ensuring patients' safety.
The hospital is among 17 statewide to receive HAP's Excellence in
Patient Safety Recognition for 2021. Now in its third year, the program
honors Pennsylvania's top-performing hospitals that have demonstrated
low rates of healthcare-associated infections.
"It's a temendous honor to be recognized for excellence in patient
safety and is a direct result of our dedicated staff and clinicians that
make patient safety and serving our community their highest priority,"
said Philip Pandolph, chief executive officer for Meadville Medical Center.
HAP identifies the top-performing hospitals using data from the Centers
for Disease Control and Prevention's National Healthcarre Safety Network.
To be recognized, hospitals must perform better than the mean standard
infection ratio in three key measures: central line-associated bloodstream
infections, catheter-associated urinary tract infections, and Clostridioides
difficile infections. The program is open to all hospitals across the
"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."
The 2021 Excellence in Patient Safety Recognition recipients are:
Allegheny Valley Hospital (Natrona Heights)
Bryn Mawr Hospital (Bryn Mawr)
Einstein Medical Center Montgomery (East Norriton)
Holy Redeemer Hospital (Meadowbrook)
Jefferson Torresdale Hospital (Philadelphia)
Lehigh Valley Hospital-Hazleton (Hazleton)
Lehigh Valley Hospital-Pocono (East Stroudsburg)
Meadville Medical Center (Meadville)
Mount Nittany Medical Center (State College)
Penn State Health Holy Spirit Medical Center (Camp Hill)
Riddle Hospital (Media)
St. Luke's University Hospital - Anderson Campus (Easton)
St. Luke's University Hospital - Bethlehem Campus (Bethlehem)
UPMC Lititz (Lititz)
UPMC Magee-Women's Hospital (Pittsburgh)
UPMC Williamsport (Williamsport)
Wilkes-Barre General Hospital (Wilkes-Barre)
Learn more about the Excellence in Patient Safety program online.
HAP is a statewide membership services organization that advocates for
nearly 240 Pennsylvania acute and specialty care, primary care, subacute
care, long-term care, home health, and hospice providers, as well as the
patients and communities they serve. Additional information about HAP
is available online.