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Great Bend Regional Hospital recognized for Patient Safety Program
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The Kansas Healthcare Collaborative recently recognized Great Bend Regional Hospital for its successful participation in the second round of the national Hospital Engagement Network, known as HEN 2.0, according to Adina Gregory, Chief Operating Officer for the local healthcare leader.
HEN 2.0 was a 12-month comprehensive patient safety initiative conducted by the Centers for Medicare & Medicaid Services through its ‘Partnership for Patients’ program. The Kansas Hospital Association, along with other healthcare organizations, facilitated the effort within the state of Kansas.
Through the Kansas HEN, Great Bend Regional Hospital worked collaboratively with quality improvement teams at 106 hospitals across the state and 3,700 hospitals across the nation. All were focused on 10 or more core patient safety areas, such as the prevention of falls, infections and adverse drug events. Great Bend Regional Hospital was one of only four hospitals who reported on 100% of the safety measures.
As “Agents of Change,” hospital leaders and front line staff participated in learning networks and used quality improvement methods and resources to improve care delivery and prevent harm. The initiative involved engagement at all levels of the hospital, as well as patients and families.
“Patient safety has always been the highest priority for the staff at Great Bend Regional Hospital,” Gregory says. “It is insightful to see how our facility compares with other industry leaders from around the state and then implement any processes they have already proven to be successful. I am extremely proud of our staff’s commitment to patient safety and their willingness to make additional improvements after participating in this statewide program.”