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100 hospitals join the Kentucky Hospital Association’s new quality improvement program

LOUISVILLE, Ky. (May 14, 2012) — One-hundred Kentucky hospitals have joined the Kentucky Hospital Association (KHA) in an effort to improve patient care and reduce health care costs in the commonwealth. The hospitals’ goal is to reduce preventable readmissions and hospital-acquired conditions (HACs) and to prevent unnecessary, early, elective deliveries.

KHA has been awarded a contract, in partnership with The Health Research & Educational Trust (HRET), an affiliate of the American Hospital Association (AHA), by the Centers for Medicare and Medicaid Services (CMS) to support the Partnership for Patients (PfP) campaign. PfP is a national initiative launched earlier this year by the U.S. Department of Health and Human Services.

Through the PfP, KHA has established a hospital engagement network (K-HEN) to help hospitals identify ways to improve patient safety and share learning among hospitals across the state. The PfPs’ goal for this two-year project is to reduce preventable hospital readmissions that occur within 30 days of discharge by 20 percent and HACs by 40 percent (compared to 2010) by the end of 2013.

K-HEN will provide resources and expertise to build on evidence from research and pilot projects, as well as best practices, learning networks and other resources to address ten targeted areas:

• Adverse drug events

• Catheter-associated urinary tract infections

• Central line-associated blood stream infections

• Injuries from falls and immobility

• Obstetrical adverse events

• Pressure ulcers

• Surgical site infections

• Venous thromboembolism (VTE) or deep vein clots

• Ventilator-associated pneumonia (VAP)

• Preventable readmissions

“Kentucky’s hospitals continue to demonstrate a strong commitment to improve patient safety and quality of care. KHA is very pleased that almost 80 percent of Kentucky’s hospitals are participating in KHEN. There are nearly 2,000 hospitals participating nationwide, working with their state hospital associations in partnership with HRET, in 33 states. Out of the hospital associations involved, Kentucky has one of the highest participation rates with 100 of the state’s 131 hospitals signed up,” said Michael

T. Rust, KHA president. “Our state’s participation in the hospital engagement network is the latest example of our ongoing effort to make care safer for our patients.”

Kentucky hospitals participating in the K-HEN include:

1. Baptist Hospital East

2. Baptist Hospital Northeast

3. Baptist Regional Medical Center

4. Breckinridge Memorial Hospital

5. Caldwell Medical Center

6. Cardinal Hill Rehabilitation Hospital

7. Carroll County Memorial Hospital

8. Casey County Hospital

9. Caverna Memorial Hospital

10. Central Baptist Hospital

11. Clinton County Hospital

12. Commonwealth Regional Specialty Hospital

13. Continuing Care Hospital

14. Crittenden County Hospital

15. Cumberland County Hospital

16. Cumberland Hall Behavioral Health Services

17. Flaget Memorial Hospital

18. Fleming County Hospital

19. Frankfort Regional Medical Center

20. Frazier Rehab Institute

21. Gateway Rehabilitation Hospital

22. Greenview Regional Hospital

23. Hardin Memorial Hospital

24. Harlan ARH Hospital

25. Harrison Memorial Hospital

26. Hazard ARH Regional Medical Center

27. HealthSouth Lakeview Rehabilitation Hospital

28. HealthSouth Northern Kentucky Rehabilitation Hospital

29. Highlands Regional Medical Center

30. Jane Todd Crawford Hospital

31. Jennie Stuart Medical Center

32. Jewish Hospital

33. Jewish Hospital-Shelbyville

34. Kentucky River Medical Center

35. Kindred Hospital-Louisville

36. King’s Daughters Medical Center

37. Knox County Hospital

38. Kosair Children’s Hospital

39. Lincoln Trail Behavioral Health System

40. Livingston Hospital and Healthcare Services

41. Marshall County Hospital

42. Mary Breckinridge ARH Hospital

43. McDowell ARH Hospital

44. Methodist Hospital

45. Methodist Hospital Union County

46. Middlesboro ARH Hospital

47. Monroe County Medical Center

48. Morgan County ARH Hospital

49. Muhlenberg Community Hospital

50. Murray-Calloway County Hospital

51. New Horizons Health Systems, Inc.

52. Nicholas County Hospital

53. NorthKey Community Care

54. Norton Audubon Hospital

55. Norton Brownsboro Hospital

56. Norton Hospital

57. Norton Suburban Hospital

58. Oak Tree Hospital

59. Ohio County Hospital

60. Our Lady of Peace Hospital

61. Parkway Regional Hospital

62. Pattie A. Clay Regional Medical Center

63. Paul B. Hall Regional Medical Center

64. Pikeville Medical Center

65. Pineville Community Hospital

66. River Valley Behavioral Health Hospital

67. Robley Rex VA Medical Center

68. Rockcastle Regional Hospital and Respiratory Care Center

69. Russell County Hospital

70. Saint Joseph Berea

71. Saint Joseph East

72. Saint Joseph Hospital

73. Saint Joseph London

74. Saint Joseph Martin

75. Saint Joseph Mount Sterling

76. Southern Kentucky Rehabilitation Hospital

77. St. Claire Regional Medical Center

78. St. Elizabeth Edgewood

79. St. Elizabeth Florence

80. St. Elizabeth Fort Thomas

81. St. Elizabeth Grant

82. Sts. Mary & Elizabeth Hospital

83. T. J. Samson Community Hospital

84. Taylor Regional Hospital

85. The Brook Hospital-Dupont

86. The Brook Hospital-KMI

87. The James B. Haggin Memorial Hospital

88. The Medical Center at Bowling Green

89. The Medical Center at Franklin

90. The Medical Center at Scottsville

91. The Ridge Behavioral Health System

92. Three Rivers Medical Center

93. Trigg County Hospital

94. Trover Health System

95. Twin Lakes Regional Medical Center

96. Wayne County Hospital

97. Western Baptist Hospital

98. Westlake Regional Hospital

99. Whitesburg ARH Hospital

100.Williamson ARH Hospital

The Kentucky Hospital Association was established in 1929 and is a not-for-profit organization of which all Kentucky hospitals are members.