Zero Harm Awards

Do no harm.

The phrase is at the core of the Hippocratic Oath, the commitment made by physicians and healthcare workers across the world as they embark on their careers practicing medicine. Put another way: zero harm is the goal.

Over the last decade, South Carolina hospitals have fully embraced this new approach toward improving quality of care and are now a national model for how to implement high reliability programs. From our SC Safe Care Commitment, a collaboration with our partners at The Duke Endowment and The Joint Commission Center for Transforming Health to create cultures of high reliability and reduce harm in our hospitals, to statewide efforts like Safe Surgery 2015 which led to the adoption of surgical safety checklists in every hospital in South Carolina, our hospitals are consistently proving their commitment to deliver exceptionally safe and a consistently high quality of patient care.

Since 2014, we’ve recognized these efforts through our Certified Zero Harm Awards program. A statewide effort unique to South Carolina thanks to SCHA’s collaboration with the South Carolina Department of Health & Environmental Control (DHEC), Zero Harm Awards go to hospitals that prevent all hospital-acquired infections of a specific nature over an extended period of time. The data for those awards is independently certified by DHEC in a unique third-party verification process. This collaborative effort is a testament to the spirit of statewide collaboration that has driven so many of our patient safety advances in recent years.

And the program has proven tremendously successful. In 2019 alone, 57 South Carolina hospitals won 230 Certified Zero Harm Awards. These awards collectively represent:

•    148,173 central line infection-free days
•    19,771 surgical procedures with no medically caused harm and
•    1,047,054 days of patient safety.

“This early success—expressed in lives saved and the resulting economic impact—strengthens our resolve to focus on safety, raise the bar of expectations, and challenge our hospitals to pursue zero harm,” says SCHA President and CEO Thornton Kirby.

“We’re in the business, after all, of saving lives. And that’s what the Zero Harm Awards are all about.”

Below is a complete list of our 2019 award recipients, listed by hospital:


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

 


Released:
12-18-2017 01:44 (EST)