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HSHS Holy Family Hospital receives high marks in Hospital Engagement Network quality improvement initiative

(GREENVILLE, IL) – HSHS Holy Family Hospital values the safety of its patients and strives to prevent patients’ readmissions to the hospital.  As such, Holy Family Hospital voluntarily participates in the Illinois Hospital Association’s (IHA) collaborative Hospital Engagement Network (HEN). HEN 2.0 is part of the Centers for Medicare and Medicaid Services national Partnership for Patients campaign.  The goal of the 112 participating Illinois hospitals is to reduce hospital-acquired conditions by 40 percent and preventable readmissions by 20 percent over the course of a year, through a variety of best practices, resources and collaboration.
The Partnership for Patients HEN initiative began in 2011 as a three-year project.  HEN 2.0 is designed to sustain and build upon the quality improvement progress and momentum achieved in HEN 1.0.
HEN 2.0 hospitals 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 infections; and
  • Venous thromboembolism.
Over the past year, HEN 2.0 participating hospitals have submitted their data on the above conditions. Recently, it was announced that HSHS Holy Family Hospital – through a combination of culture improvement, data submission, participation and improvement – was ranked in the top five of the participating HEN 2.0 hospitals. In fact, Holy Family Hospital is one of 20 top-performing Illinois hospitals that have received an invitation to attend the Institute for Healthcare Improvement National Forum on Quality Improvement in Health Care conference.
Tammy Lett, Chief Nursing Officer, shared, “Making advancements in these areas requires a hospital-wide dedication to improve teamwork, culture and patient engagement, to increase reliability and eliminate preventable harm,” she said. “We are proud of the commitment of our leadership, colleagues and physicians to continually improve the safety of our patients.”

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