On Friday, April 4, 2014, the Nevada Hospital Engagement Network awarded William Bee Ririe Hospital a Nevada Hospital Engagement Network Bright Spot: Reducing Harm Across the Board Award. Reducing Harm Across the Board means that the hospital has improved in four or more hospital-acquired conditions and/or readmissions.

William Bee Ririe Hospital was among the nine hospitals selected for the Nevada Hospital Engagement Network Bright Spot: Reducing Harm Across the Board Award this year:

Carson Tahoe Continuing Care Hospital

Centennial Hills Hospital Medical Center

Northern Nevada Medical Center

Progressive Hospital

Renown Regional Medical Center

Southern Hills Hospital and Medical Center

St. Mary’s Regional Medical Center

Sunrise Hospital and Medical Center

Nevada Hospital Engagement Network Bright Spot: Reducing Harm Across the Board Award recipients are selected for demonstrating high quality patient care and excellence in performance on a select group of patient safety indicators that are reported to the Centers for Medicare & Medicaid Services Innovation Center (CMMI), as part of the Partnership for Patients campaign.

The Partnership for Patients is an initiative sponsored by the United States Department of Health and Human Services and the Centers for Medicare and Medicaid Innovation Center to improve the quality, safety, and affordability of health care for all Americans.  The goals of the Partnership for Patients Initiative are to reduce a number of select hospital acquired conditions by 40% and preventable 30 day hospital readmissions by 20% by December 2014.The Nevada Hospital Engagement Network is one of only 26 national organizations chosen to participate in this landmark campaign.

The Nevada Hospital Engagement Network recruits and provides training and technical assistance to individual Nevada hospitals to facilitate the adoption of evidence-based clinical practices that improve patient care and safety. Network members include short- term acute care hospitals, long- term acute care hospitals, rehabilitation hospitals, and inpatient hospice.

For more information on the Partnership for Patients visit:  Partnership for Patients | Center for Medicare & Medicaid Innovation.

Courtesy photo Doctors, nurses and other employees at William Bee Ririe Hospital were honored for their practices.

Courtesy photo
Doctors, nurses and other employees at William Bee Ririe Hospital were honored for their practices.