Andrea Allen, MS, LMSW and Faith Polkey, MD, MPH accept Beaufort Memorial Hospital's Certified Zero Harm Award

SC hospitals earn 71 Certified Zero Harm Awards

SCHA is proud to celebrate hospitals' infection prevention achievements.
Andrea Allen, MS, LMSW and Faith Polkey, MD, MPH accept Beaufort Memorial Hospital's Certified Zero Harm Award

31 South Carolina hospitals were presented with 71 separate awards recognizing their successful teamwork-driven infection prevention efforts during the 2015 SCMA/SCHA TAP (trustees, administrators and physicians) Conference on September 18, 2015.

SCHA launched the Certified Zero Harm Awards program in 2013 to recognize the exemplary work the state's hospitals are doing to make care safer.

Hospitals received awards for recording zero preventable hospital-acquired bloodstream infections, surgical site infections of the knee, and surgical site infections of the hip for time frames of 12 or 18 months.

Facilities that sustain a rate of zero infections for 30 or more months in these categories will receive separate prestigious awards as the program progresses, and additional infection types may be added next year and/or in the future.

Hospitals applied for the awards by submitting a form to SCHA; the data was then independently validated by an SC Department of Health and Environmental Control epidemiologist. To view the 2015 application form, click here. Applications are typically available by the SC Transforming Health Symposium in April and are due to SCHA in August of each year.

The Certified Zero Harm Awards program is part of the SC Safe Care Commitment, our state's collective journey to build a highly reliable healthcare system.

The certificates publicly celebrate zero patient harm, but also serve to encourage transparency within the hospital community and inspire providers and clinical staff to continuously examine and improve existing processes.

Hospitals have responded overwhelmingly to the program and SCHA is very proud to distribute the awards each year.

2015 Certified Zero Harm Awards

Abbeville Area Medical Center

•    Bloodstream infection; 30 months; ICU
•    Surgical site infection knee; 30 months
•    Surgical site infection hip; 30 months


AnMed Health Medical Center

•    Bloodstream infection; 12 months; NSICU
•    Bloodstream infection; 18 months; CCU
•    Bloodstream infection; 24 months; CVICU
•    Surgical site infection knee; 12 months
•    Surgical site infection hip; 18 months

Baptist Easley Hospital

•    Bloodstream infection; 30 months
•    Surgical site infection knee; 12 months


Beaufort Memorial Hospital

•    Bloodstream infection; 30 months; ICU


Bon Secours St. Francis Health System Eastside

•    Bloodstream infection; 30 months; CCU


Carolinas Hospital System - Florence

•    Bloodstream infection; 18 months; Renal Dialysis (South 3)
•    Bloodstream infection; 18 months; Oncology (South 2)
•    Bloodstream infection; 18 months; CVICU
•    Bloodstream infection; 18 months; MICU
•    Surgical site infection knee; 30 months

 

Coastal Carolina Hospital

•    Bloodstream infection; 30 months; ICU
•    Surgical site infection knee; 30 months


GHS Laurens County Memorial Hospital

•    Bloodstream infection; 30 months
•    Surgical site infection knee; 30 months


GHS Oconee Memorial Hospital

•    Bloodstream infection; 12 months; ICU


Greenville Memorial Hospital

•    Bloodstream infection; 12 months; Peds ICU
•    Bloodstream infection; 24 months; NTICU
•    Surgical site infection knee; 24 months


Greer Memorial Hospital

•    Bloodstream infection; 30 months; ICU
•    Surgical site infection knee; 24 months
•    Surgical site infection hip; 18 months


Hampton Regional Medical Center

•    Surgical site infection knee; 30 months
•    Surgical site infection hip; 30 months


Hillcrest Memorial Hospital

•    Bloodstream infection; 30 months
•    Surgical site infection hip; 18 months
•    Surgical site infection knee; 30 months

 

Hilton Head Hospital

•    Surgical site infection hip; 12 months

 

KershawHealth

•    Surgical site infection knee; 30 months
•    Surgical site infection hip; 30 months


McLeod Loris

•    Bloodstream infection; 30 months; ICU


McLeod Medical Center Dillon

•    Bloodstream infection; 30 months; ICU
•    Surgical site infection hip; 12 months
•    Surgical site infection knee; 18 months


McLeod Regional Medical Center

•    Bloodstream infection; 12 months; NICU
•    Bloodstream infection; 12 months; PICU
•    Bloodstream infection; 12 months; TSCU
•    Bloodstream infection; 18 months; HVICU
•    Bloodstream infection; 24 months; CCU
•    Surgical site infection knee; 12 months


McLeod Seacoast

•    Bloodstream infection; 30 months; ICU
•    Surgical site infection hip; 24 months
•    Surgical site infection knee; 12 months


Medical University of South Carolina

•    Bloodstream infection; 12 months; Pediatric Home Arc Unit (7B)
•    Bloodstream infection; 12 months; MICU
•    Bloodstream infection; 12 months; PICU
•    Bloodstream infection; 18 months; STICU

North Greenville Hospital

•    Bloodstream infection; 30 months; LTAC


Palmetto Health Baptist

•    Bloodstream infection; 18 months; Neonatal ICU


Palmetto Health Baptist Parkridge

•    Bloodstream infection; 12 months; ICU


Palmetto Health Richland

•    Surgical site infection knee; 18 months


Pelham Medical Center

•    Bloodstream infection; 18 months
•    Surgical site infection knee; 18 months


Piedmont Medical Center

•    Surgical site infection knee; 18 months


Roper Hospital

•    Bloodstream infection; 18 months; Hemodialysis
•    Bloodstream infection; 30 months; SICU


Self Regional Healthcare

•    Bloodstream infection; 18 months; CICU
•    Surgical site infection hip; 18 months


Springs Memorial Hospital

•    Bloodstream infection; 18 months; ICU
•    Bloodstream infection; 18 months; CCU


Tidelands Georgetown Memorial Hospital

•    Surgical site infection knee; 12 months


Tidelands Waccamaw Community Hospital

•    Bloodstream infection; 30 months; ICU/CCU
•    Surgical site infection knee; 12 months
•    Surgical site infection hip; 18 months