HPCI News: Breakthrough in Consumer-Friendly Hospital Safety Scores
To: Members and selected others
Hospital Safety Scores are now
available for over 2,500 U.S. hospitals (including 30 in
Iowa) on a new consumer-friendly website. Simply by
selecting a city/state, the Hospital Safety Score will
appear for hospitals in that area. The Hospital Safety Score
grades a hospital on how well it protects patients from
errors, injuries, accidents, and infections.
Avoidable hospital errors can cause undue harm and server stress to employees and their families. They are the 3rd leading cause of death in the U.S. behind heart disease and cancer. Such errors also result in lost productivity and increased medical costs for employers.
Check-out the new website at www.hospitalsafetyscore.org.
Paul M. Pietzsch, MPH
HPCI - IHBA Office
4430 Ashley Park Drive
West Des Moines, Iowa 50265