Meadville Medical Center Recognized for Excellence in Patient Safety

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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 commonwealth.

“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.

About HAP: 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.

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