Wednesday, February 10, 2016

Pekin Hospital Joins Quality Improvement Program

Pekin Hospital is one of more than 100 hospitals in Illinois participating in the Hospital Engagement Network (HEN) 2.0., a joint quality improvement program with the Illinois Hospital Association and the Michigan Health & Hospital Association. The year-long quality improvement program seeks to reduce hospital-acquired conditions by 40 percent and preventable readmissions by 20 percent.
“This is an important initiative that will help us to further drive the safe treatment of our patients,” said Beth Thomas, Director of Quality and Safety at Pekin Hospital. “Our participation in this program is part of our larger commitment to providing the best possible patient care.”
HEN 2.0 will focus on readmissions and 10 types of inpatient harm:
  • Ventilator-associated events
  • Sepsis
  • Obstetrical adverse events, including early elective delivery reduction, post-partum hemorrhage and preeclampsia
  • Catheter-associated urinary tract infections
  • Adverse drug events related to opioids, hypoglycemia and anticoagulants
  • Central-line-associated blood stream infections
  • Injuries from falls and immobility
  • Pressure ulcers
  • Surgical site infection
  • Venous thromboembolisms
Part of Progressive Health Systems, Pekin Hospital is a 107-bed medical center serving Central Illinois since 1913. For more information visit pekinhospital.org

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