MT. LEBANON, Pa. – St. Clair Hospital has been honored as part of the inaugural class of The Hospital and Healthsystem Association of Pennsylvania’s (HAP) Excellence in Patient Safety Recognition program.
HAP launched the Excellence in Patient Safety program in 2018 to recognize Pennsylvania’s top-performing hospitals that have demonstrated low rates of health care-associated infections.
The program utilizes data from the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention’s National Healthcare Safety Network. The program identifies and recognizes those member hospitals that perform better than the mean standardized infection ratio in three key measures: central line-associated bloodstream infections, catheter-associated urinary tract infections, and clostridium difficile (C. diff) infections. This year, 21 hospitals were recognized for this achievement.
The recognition is open to all Pennsylvania hospitals. A full list of winners can be found at haponline.org.
Earlier this month, The Leapfrog Group, a national nonprofit health care ratings organization, awarded St. Clair an “A” for its commitment to keeping patients safe and meeting the highest safety standards in the U.S. St. Clair’s A grade is the Hospital’s 17th consecutive A, placing St. Clair amongst the top hospitals in the country and the leader in the region for patient safety.
Also this year, St. Clair was ranked as a 100 Top Hospital by IBM Watson Health in its 28th annual empirical evaluation of America’s hospitals. IBM Watson Health evaluates all acute care hospitals in the U.S., assessing their patient safety, patient satisfaction, quality of care and efficiency of operations.