Carolinas receives infection prevention award
Carolinas Hospital System and the South Carolina Hospital Association (SCHA) announced the 420-bed regional acute care hospital has received the South Carolina “Certified Zero Harm Award” to recognize exemplary performance in patient safety. Certified Zero Harm Awards are given when a hospital records no specific preventable hospital-acquired infections during a 12 or 18 month period of time.
The data is independently verified by the S.C. Department of Health and Environmental Control (DHEC). The awards are presented at a statewide SCHA meeting each year. Carolinas Hospital System sustained zero bloodstream infections for 18 months in the Renal Dialysis Unit, Oncology Unit, CVICU, MICU, and no surgical site infections of the knee in 30 months. “We are committed to patient safety at Carolinas Hospital System.
Our staff strives to provide the highest quality and safest care. That is why we are so pleased to receive this award which recognizes our staff’s excellent performance in patient safety. We are very grateful that our physicians, clinical and support staff constantly work to guarantee safe care,” said CEO Darcy Craven, Carolinas Hospital System.