The 2019 Zero Harm Awards

57 South Carolina Hospitals Received 230 Zero Harm Awards in 2019

The South Carolina Hospital Association (SCHA) is pleased to announce that we have recognized a record-breaking 57 SC hospitals who collectively won 230 Certified Zero Harm Awards this year. These awards collectively represent 148,173 central line infection-free days and 19,771 surgical procedures with no medically caused harm and illustrate the extraordinary commitment to quality of care in SC hospitals.

The Certified Zero Harm Awards is a unique statewide program thanks to SCHA’s collaboration with the South Carolina Department of Health & Environmental Control (DHEC). For each award, hospitals must experience no preventable hospital-acquired infections of a specific nature over an extended period of time, and that data must be independently verified by DHEC. This unique third-party verification process with the state agency provides exceptional legitimacy to these patient safety awards and is a testament to the spirit of statewide collaboration that has driven so many patient safety efforts, from the adoption of surgical safety checklists in Safe Surgery 2015 to current efforts like the Birth Outcomes Initiative and Surgical Quality Collaborative.

“The Zero Harm program is a prime example of a successful partnership between the public and private sector that improves the quality of life in South Carolina,” says Rick Toomey, Director of DHEC. “As medical errors continue to be a major concern across the country, South Carolina is a national leader in eliminating harm and improving patient safety.”
  
The Zero Harm program began in 2014 acknowledging hospitals that are on the forefront of preventing medical errors, which by some estimates is the third leading cause of death in the United States with an adverse economic impact of up to 1 trillion dollars annually. Thanks to support from The Duke Endowment and The Joint Commission Center for Transforming Health, SCHA and South Carolina hospitals have engaged in numerous statewide efforts to create a culture of high reliability and reduce harm in our facilities by implementing robust, evidence-based practices that are making a positive impact on patients and the safety and quality of care.  

According to Karen Reynolds, Director of Innovation and Acceleration at SCHA, the awards are all part of the Association’s efforts to guide and support the state’s hospitals efforts to adopt best practices and implement cultures of high reliability.

“Zero patient harm is possible only if physicians, clinical and support staff members work together to support a culture of high reliability,” Reynolds says. “Zero Harm Award winners are an inspiration to all hospitals across the state striving to provide measurably safe care for every patient.”

Here are all of the 2019 Zero Harm Award recipients:

Abbeville Area Medical Center
CLABSI • Hospital Wide • 12 Months
MRSA • Hospital Wide • 60 Months
SSI Knee • Hospital Wide • 72 Months

Aiken Regional Medical Centers
SSI Abdominal Hysterectomy • Hospital Wide • 12 Months
CLABSI • Medical Surgical Unit • 18 Months
SSI Knee • Hospital Wide • 12 Months

AnMed Health Medical Center
CLABSI • CICU • 12 Months
SSI Knee • Hospital Wide • 60 Months
SSI Hip • Hospital Wide • 18 Months

AnMed Health Cannon
SSI Colon • Hospital Wide • 36 Months
MRSA • Hospital Wide • 66 Months
CLABSI • CCU • 76 Months
SSI Knee • Hospital Wide • 66 Months
SSI Hip • Hospital Wide • 66 Months

AnMed Health Women’s and Children’s Hospital
MRSA • Hospital Wide • 72 Months
C. diff • Hospital Wide • 18 Months
SSI Hip • Hospital Wide • 42 Months

Beaufort Memorial Hospital
SSI Colon • Hospital Wide • 30 Months
SSI Abdominal Hysterectomy • Hospital Wide • 30 Months
SSI Hip • Hospital Wide • 18 Months
SSI Knee • Hospital Wide • 18 Months
CLABSI • ICU • 76 Months

Bon Secours St. Francis Health System Eastside
CLABSI • CCU • 76 Months
CLABSI • Medical Surgical • 48 Months

Bon Secours St. Francis Health System Greenville
SSI Hip • Hospital Wide • 60 Months

Carolina Pines Regional Medical Center
CLABSI • ICU • 42 Months
C. diff • Hospital Wide • 12 Months
MRSA • Hospital Wide • 18 Months
SSI Hip • Hospital Wide • 76 Months
SSI Abdominal Hysterectomy • Hospital Wide • 48 Months
SSI Knee • Hospital Wide • 12 Months

Cherokee Medical Center
C. diff • Hospital Wide • 12 Months
CLABSI • ICU • 30 Months
SSI Colon • Hospital Wide • 24 Months
MRSA • Hospital Wide • 48 Months
SSI Knee • Hospital Wide • 18 Months

Coastal Carolina Hospital
SSI Knee • Hospital Wide • 36 Months
SSI Hip • Hospital Wide • 48 Months
CLABSI • ICU • 76 Months
CLABSI • Medical Surgical Unit • 36 Months

Colleton Medical Center
SSI Hip • Hospital Wide • 48 Months
SSI Knee • Hospital Wide • 54 Months

Columbia VA Health Care System
MRSA • Hospital Wide • 12 Months
SSI Hip • Hospital Wide • 42 Months
SSI Knee • Hospital Wide • 24 Months

Conway Medical Center
CLABSI • CCU • 36 Months
MRSA • Hospital Wide • 24 Months
SSI Abdominal Hysterectomy • Hospital Wide • 30 Months
SSI Hip • Hospital Wide • 24 Months
SSI Colon • Hospital Wide • 48 Months
SSI Knee • Hospital Wide • 30 Months


Grand Strand Medical Center
SSI Abdominal Hysterectomy • Hospital Wide • 42 Months
CLABSI • Neurosurgical ICU • 36 Months
CLABSI • Cardiovascular ICU • 24 Months

Hampton Regional Medical Center
MRSA • Hospital Wide • 42 Months
C. diff • Hospital Wide • 24 Months
CLABSI • ICU • 76 Months
SSI Hip • Hospital Wide • 76 Months
SSI Colon • Hospital Wide • 76 Months
SSI Knee • Hospital Wide • 18 Months

Hilton Head Regional Healthcare
MRSA • Hospital Wide • 36 Months
SSI Hip • Hospital Wide • 18 Months
SSI Abdominal Hysterectomy • Hospital Wide • 66 Months
SSI Colon • Hospital Wide • 18 Months

KershawHealth
CLABSI • ICU • 42 Months
SSI Hip • Hospital Wide • 42 Months
SSI Abdominal Hysterectomy • Hospital Wide • 48 Months

Lexington Medical Center
CLABSI • SICU • 12 Months
CLABSI • MICU • 12 Months
SSI Abdominal Hysterectomy • Hospital Wide • 12 Months
SSI Hip • Hospital Wide • 12 Months
SSI Knee • Hospital Wide • 12 Months

McLeod Health Cheraw
CLABSI • ICU • 48 Months
SSI Abdominal Hysterectomy • Hospital Wide • 30 Months
SSI Colon • Hospital Wide • 42 Months
SSI Knee • Hospital Wide • 18 Months

McLeod Health Clarendon
C. diff • Hospital Wide • 18 Months
CLABSI • ICU • 24 Months
SSI Abdominal Hysterectomy • Hospital Wide • 12 Months
SSI Hip • Hospital Wide • 12 Months

McLeod Health Darlington
C. diff • Hospital Wide • 12 Months
MRSA • Hospital Wide • 18 Months
 

McLeod Health Dillon
CLABSI • ICU • 18 Months
MRSA • Hospital Wide • 36 Months
SSI Colon • Hospital Wide • 30 Months

McLeod Health Loris
MRSA • Hospital Wide • 48 Months
CLABSI • ICU • 36 Months
SSI Colon • Hospital Wide • 18 Months
SSI Abdominal Hysterectomy • Hospital Wide • 12 Months

McLeod Health Seacoast
CLABSI • ICU • 60 Months
MRSA • Hospital Wide • 24 Months
SSI Abdominal Hysterectomy • Hospital Wide • 66 Months
SSI Knee • Hospital Wide • 18 Months

McLeod Regional Medical Center
CLABSI • HVICU • 30 Months
CLABSI • NICU • 30 Months
CLABSI • Oncology • 24 Months
CLABSI • PICU • 54 Months

MUSC Health Chester Medical Center
CLABSI • ICU • 76 Months
MRSA • Hospital Wide • 72 Months
SSI Abdominal Hysterectomy • Hospital Wide • 76 Months
SSI Colon • Hospital Wide • 76 Months
SSI Hip • Hospital Wide • 76 Months
SSI Knee • Hospital Wide • 12 Months
C. diff • Hospital Wide • 24 Months

MUSC Health Florence Medical Center
SSI Knee • Hospital Wide • 76 Months
CLABSI • MICU • 12 Months
CLABSI • CVICCU • 18 Months
CLABSI • CVICCU • 36 Months
CLABSI • MICU • 18 Months
CLABSI • SICU • 12 Months
CLABSI • SICU • 30 Months
SSI Abdominal Hysterectomy • Hospital Wide • 18 Months
SSI Abdominal Hysterectomy • Hospital Wide • 18 Months
SSI Colon • Hospital Wide • 12 Months
SSI Colon • Hospital Wide • 12 Months
SSI Hip • Hospital Wide • 54 Months

MUSC Health Lancaster Medical Center
C. diff • Hospital Wide • 12 Months
CLABSI • CCU • 18 Months
CLABSI • ICU • 42 Months
MRSA • Hospital Wide • 48 Months
SSI Abdominal Hysterectomy • Hospital Wide • 18 Months
SSI Colon • Hospital Wide • 12 Months
SSI Hip • Hospital Wide • 12 Months
SSI Knee • Hospital Wide • 48 Months

MUSC Health Marion Medical Center
C. diff • Hospital Wide • 18 Months
CLABSI • ICU • 72 Months
MRSA • Hospital Wide • 42 Months
SSI Abdominal Hysterectomy • Hospital Wide • 30 Months
SSI Knee • Hospital Wide • 24 Months

MUSC Health University Medical Center
CLABSI • A07E • 12 Months
CLABSI • NNICU • 12 Months
CLABSI • PICU • 24 Months
CLABSI • PCICU • 12 Months
CLABSI • U8NI • 30 Months
CLABSI • U9NI • 18 Months

Newberry County Memorial Hospital
C. diff • Hospital Wide • 36 Months
SSI Hip • Hospital Wide • 24 Months
SSI Colon • Hospital Wide • 12 Months
CLABSI • ICU • 60 Months
MRSA • Hospital Wide • 66 Months
SSI Abdominal Hysterectomy • Hospital Wide • 72 Months

Pelham Medical Center
CLABSI • Hospital Wide • 66 Months
SSI Abdominal Hysterectomy • Hospital Wide • 76 Months

Piedmont Medical Center
CLABSI • CCU • 18 Months
CLABSI • Oncology • 18 Months
SSI Abdominal Hysterectomy • Hospital Wide • 48 Months
SSI Knee • Hospital Wide • 30 Months
SSI Colon • Hospital Wide • 36 Months
SSI Hip • Hospital Wide • 18 Months

Prisma Health Baptist Easley Hospital
CLABSI • ICU • 18 Months
SSI Colon • Hospital Wide • 24 Months
SSI Hip • Hospital Wide • 12 Months

Prisma Health Baptist Hospital
CLABSI • IICU • 18 Months
CLABSI • NICU • 24 Months

Prisma Health Baptist Parkridge Hospital
MRSA • Hospital Wide • 12 Months
SSI Knee • Hospital Wide • 18 Months
SSI Hip • Hospital Wide • 30 Months

Prisma Health Greenville Memorial Hospital
CLABSI • Neuro ICU • 18 Months
CLABSI • Pediatrics • 12 Months

Prisma Health Greer Memorial Hospital
CLABSI • ICU • 76 Months
MRSA • Hospital Wide • 72 Months
SSI Abdominal Hysterectomy • Hospital Wide • 24 Months
SSI Colon • Hospital Wide • 66 Months
SSI Knee • Hospital Wide • 66 Months

Prisma Health Hillcrest Hospital
MRSA • Hospital Wide • 42 Months

Prisma Health Laurens County Hospital
CLABSI • CCU • 12 Months
MRSA • Hospital Wide • 36 Months
SSI Abdominal Hysterectomy • Hospital Wide • 36 Months
SSI Colon • Hospital Wide • 54 Months
SSI Hip • Hospital Wide • 30 Months
SSI Knee • Hospital Wide • 18 Months

Prisma Health Oconee Memorial Hospital
CLABSI • CCU • 36 Months

Prisma Health Patewood Hospital
C. diff • Hospital Wide • 42 Months
MRSA • Hospital Wide • 42 Months
SSI Abdominal Hysterectomy • Hospital Wide • 66 Months

Prisma Health Richland Hospital
CLABSI • Cardiovascular ICU • 12 Months
CLABSI • CCU • 12 Months
CLABSI • CCU • 12 Months
CLABSI • Neurosurgery ICU • 12 Months
CLABSI • Oncology (11 West) • 12 Months
CLABSI • Pediatrics ICU • 12 Months
CLABSI • Surgical Trauma ICU • 12 Months
SSI Hip • Hospital Wide • 12 Months

Prisma Health Tuomey Hospital
SSI Colon • Hospital Wide • 18 Months
SSI Hip • Hospital Wide • 18 Months
SSI Knee • Hospital Wide • 24 Months

Providence Health Northeast
C. diff • Hospital Wide • 12 Months
C. diff • Hospital Wide • 12 Months
CLABSI • Hospital Wide • 24 Months
MRSA • Hospital Wide • 24 Months

Ralph H. Johnson VAMC
CLABSI • Renal Dialysis • 36 Months
SSI Abdominal Hysterectomy • Hospital Wide • 48 Months
CLABSI • SICU • 12 Months
CLABSI • MICU • 60 Months
SSI Hip • Hospital Wide • 76 Months

Regional Medical Center
CLABSI • ICU • 48 Months
SSI Knee • Hospital Wide • 30 Months

Roper St. Francis Mount Pleasant Hospital
MRSA • Hospital Wide • 72 Months
CLABSI • ICU/ONC Units • 60 Months
SSI Abdominal Hysterectomy • Hospital Wide • 36 Months
SSI Colon • Hospital Wide • 24 Months
SSI Hip • Hospital Wide • 60 Months
SSI Knee • Hospital Wide • 48 Months

Self Regional Healthcare
CLABSI • CCU/ICU • 12 Months
CLABSI • CICU • 12 Months
SSI Abdominal Hysterectomy • Hospital Wide • 12 Months
SSI Abdominal Hysterectomy • Hospital Wide • 12 Months

Shriner’s Hospital for Children
MRSA • Hospital Wide • 36 Months

Summerville Medical Center
CLABSI • ICU • 30 Months

Tidelands Georgetown Memorial Hospital
CLABSI • ICU • 36 Months
SSI Abdominal Hysterectomy • Hospital Wide • 24 Months
SSI Abdominal Hysterectomy • Hospital Wide • 24 Months
SSI Colon • Hospital Wide • 30 Months
SSI Colon • Hospital Wide • 18 Months
SSI Colon • Hospital Wide • 12 Months
SSI Hip • Hospital Wide • 48 Months
SSI Knee • Hospital Wide • 18 Months
SSI Knee • Hospital Wide • 12 Months

Tidelands Waccamaw Community Hospital
CLABSI • ICU • 76 Months
SSI Abdominal Hysterectomy • Hospital Wide • 48 Months
SSI Abdominal Hysterectomy • Hospital Wide • 18 Months
SSI Colon • Hospital Wide • 12 Months
SSI Hip • Hospital Wide • 12 Months
SSI Knee • Hospital Wide • 12 Months

Trident Medical Center
SSI Abdominal Hysterectomy • Hospital Wide • 18 Months
SSI Hip • Hospital Wide • 12 Months

Union Medical Center
MRSA • Hospital Wide • 24 Months

Williamsburg Regional Hospital
C. diff • Hospital Wide • 12 Months
MRSA • Hospital Wide • 54 Months
CLABSI • Hospital Wide • 66 Months