Left to right: Beth Person, RN, Derrik Savig, RN, Beth Elliot, RN, Bethany Block, RN Infection Prevention/Discharge Coordinator, Morgan Lecy, RN, Jayne Ruschmeyer, RN, Amanda Erickson, RN, Denise Pietig, LPN and Jen Macik, RN Director of Nursing.

Olivia-RC Hospital & Clinics has been recognized by the Minnesota Hospital Association (MHA) for superior performance in patient safety as part of its Hospital Engagement Network 2.0. The MHA Hospital Engagement Network 2.0 is working to reduce hospital-acquired conditions by 40 percent and readmissions by 20 percent.

RC Hospital & Clinics has committed resources to improve on all of the 10 focus areas, including adverse drug events; catheter-associated urinary tract infections; central-line-associated blood stream infections; injuries from falls and immobility; obstetrical adverse events, including early elective deliveries; pressure ulcers; preventable readmissions; surgical site infections; venous thromboembolism; and ventilator-associated pneumonia. It was among 16 hospitals recognized by MHA for demonstrating high performance on six or more hospital acquired conditions.

“RC Hospital & Clinics is helping to further strengthen patient safety in Minnesota and contributing to the state’s well-deserved reputation for high-quality health care,” said Lawrence Massa, MHA president and CEO.

“At RC Hospital & Clinics we look at Patient Safety as a team activity. Everyone is responsible, from executive leadership in our facility, to our frontline leaders, to the providers of care.” “Rather than simply having safety as a goal, the nursing team relies on evidence-based actions, tools, and strategies that deliver safety. Structured communication between team members and departments ensures that everyone reviews the risk for each patient and plans accordingly with patient safety our number one priority” said Jennifer Macik, RN, DON.

For more information about Minnesota hospitals’ patient safety initiatives, go to www.mnhospitals.org/patient-safety



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