Patient Safety Awards

Southeast Georgia Health System receives recognition for improving patient and resident safety in the communities we serve.
 

Georgia Hospital Association Quality & Safety Awards

The PHA Quality and Patient Safety Award recognizes health care organizations for achievement in reducing the risk of medical errors and improving patient safety and medical outcomes.


Quality & Patient Safety Awards

Southeast Georgia Health System Receives Statewide Patient Safety Award for Infection Reduction
February 03, 2016
The Partnership for Health and Accountability (PHA) presented its prestigious Quality and Patient Safety Award to Southeast Georgia Health System for its project that reduced catheter-associated urinary tract infections (CAUTIs). The project, titled “Why the Foley? Targeting Urinary Catheter Utilization and Maintenance in the Journey to Decrease Catheter-Associated Urinary Tract Infections,” received second place in the Hospitals/Health Systems category. These annual awards recognize Georgia health care organizations for achievement in reducing the risk of medical errors and improving patient safety and medical outcomes... read more.

Southeast Georgia Health System – Camden Campus Wins Statewide Patient Safety Award for Improved Emergency Department Patient Care
February 02, 2016
The Partnership for Health and Accountability (PHA) presented its prestigious Quality and Patient Safety Award to the Southeast Georgia Health System Camden Campus for its project that reduced emergency department wait times. The project, titled “From 0-75: Racing to Decrease Emergency Department Throughput,” was awarded third place in the Hospitals with Less than 100 Beds category... read more.

Southeast Georgia Health System Wins Two First-place Quality and Safety Awards from Georgia Hospital Association

January 17, 2014
The Partnership for Health and Accountability (PHA) presented two Quality and Patient Safety Awards to Southeast Georgia Health System during the Georgia Hospital Association (GHA) Annual Patient Safety Summit in Greensboro on January 8. The Health System project, titled “Got VAX? Keeping Our Patients Safe: Influenza and Pneumococcal Vaccination Screening Administration in the Acute Care Setting,” increased vaccination rates for hospital patients and won first place in the Hospitals with Greater than 300 Beds Category. A second project, titled “Eliminating Early Elective Deliveries: Yes We Can!” won first place in the Hospital/Health Systems Category. These annual awards recognize Georgia health care organizations for achievement in reducing the risk of medical errors and improving patient safety and medical outcomes.... read more.

Southeast Georgia Health System Campuses Named to Georgia Hospital Association Hospital Engagement Network Safety Leaders Circle
December 04, 2013
The Southeast Georgia Health System Brunswick and Camden campuses have been named to the Georgia Hospital Association’s (GHA) Hospital Engagement Network (HEN) Safety Leaders Circle, which recognizes hospitals’ improvements in patient care for the third quarter of 2013. The Health System campuses are two of only 29 hospitals in Georgia to place in the Elite Circle, the highest on the list... read more
 

Hospital Engagement Network (HEN)

The Hospital Engagement Network (HEN) is a national contract awarded by the Centers for Medicare & Medicaid Services (CMS) which engages hospitals across the country to improve patient safety and quality, and achieve lower costs. The goal of the HEN is to reduce unnecessary readmissions by 20% and avoidable harm by 40%. GHA’s Research and Education Foundation (GHAREF) is one of the 26 organizations in the United States to be awarded this CMS contract. Funding supports vigorous educational activities, quality improvement initiatives and other resources to help Georgia hospitals. The potential savings from this program is upwards of $300,000,000 in Georgia for just five of the hospital acquired conditions.
Patient Safety Leaders Circle 
 
The recognition program Patient Safety Leaders’ Circle shows the hospitals with the greatest improvement and participation in all Hospital Acquired Conditions (HAC) improvement activities through the HEN Learning Collaboratives. This recognition program also includes options for hospitals to receive extra credit for their focus and achievement in all cause harm. Click on the link below to view hospitals in the Patient Safety Leaders' Circle.


Patient Safety Articles

Shining a Light on Infections:
Southeast Georgia Health System recently added Tru-D SmartUVC, a 5-foot, 5-inch germ-killing robot, to its already strict checklist of disinfection routines aimed at protecting patients from serious health care associated infections (HAIs). Learn more by reading the full article.

Southeast Georgia Health System Camden Campus One of 24 Georgia Hospitals To Receive an “A” in Biannual Patient Safety Rating
In the fall 2015 Hospital Safety Scores report recently released by The Leapfrog Group, the Southeast Georgia Health System Camden Campus earned a letter grade of “A” and the Brunswick Campus earned a “B” for their efforts to protect patients from preventable medical errors, injuries and infections within the hospital. Learn more by reading the full article.

Southeast Georgia Health System Senior Care Center-Brunswick Receives Bronze National Quality Award
The Southeast Georgia Health System Senior Care Center-Brunswick has been recognized as a 2015 recipient of the Bronze – Commitment to Quality Award for its dedication to improving the lives of residents through quality care. Learn more by reading the full article.

Southeast Georgia Health System Wound Care Center Recognized for Excellence in Wound Healing
Southeast Georgia Health System physicians, leaders, and clinicians gathered today to celebrate the Robert A. Warriner III, M.D., Center of Excellence award, which was presented to the Southeast Georgia Health System Wound Care Center by Healogics Inc., the nation’s largest provider of advanced wound care services. The award is named for Robert A. Warriner III, M.D., a pioneer in wound care and the former chief medical officer for Healogics. Learn more by reading the full article.