ACMH Receives “Safety Across the Board” Excellence Award

Updated on September 15, 2014

ACMH, one of only 26 hospitals in the state, has been recognized by The Hospital and Healthsystem Association of Pennsylvania (HAP) for exceptional performance and participation as part of its Pennsylvania Hospital Engagement Network (PA-HEN).

HAP’s PA-HEN created the “Safety Across the Board” Excellence Award to recognize participating hospitals’ achievement of exceptional performance and participation in the PA-HEN and with the Partnership for Patients (PfP) program goals of reducing preventable harm and readmissions. To qualify for the award, a hospital must meet both performance and participation criteria for acute care hospitals.

“Pennsylvania hospitals are to be commended for the accomplishments achieved to date,” said HAP President and CEO Andy Carter. “The PA-HEN’s teamwork, effective leadership practices, accountability, and patient-centered care principles have assisted Pennsylvania hospitals with moving closer toward the vision of a healthy Pennsylvania through improved patient safety and quality of care.”

ACMH’s exceptional safety performance was noted in the following adverse event areas: Catheter-Associated Urinary Tract Infections (CAUTI), Central Line-Associated Blood Stream Infections (CLABSI), Surgical Site Infections (SSI), Pressure Ulcer Prevention (PUP), Readmissions (REA), Venous Thromboembolism (VTE), and Ventilator-Associated Events (VAE).

“Our thanks go out for the conscientious effort by all staff which has gone into making this facility a safer place for patients,” said John Lewis, President and CEO of ACMH. “A benchmark milestone among our hospital peers.”

For additional information regarding HAP PA-HEN’s patient safety efforts, visit

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