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November 4, 2016
Harrison Medical Center Earns State Award for Outstanding Care
Washington State Hospital Associate recognizes Harrison for patient safety
Bremerton, Washington - Patient safety is one of the top priorities for the providers, nurses and staff at Harrison Medical Center and now Harrison is recognized as one of the top hospitals in the state for excellence in patient care. The Washington State Hospital Association recognized Harrison, a part of CHI Franciscan Health, with a 2016 Achieving Best Care Award for achieving the highest scores in reducing patient harm.
“The safety of our patients is paramount to providing high quality medical care and ensuring our patients get back to their daily lives as quickly as possible,” said David Schultz, market president of the Peninsula region for CHI Franciscan. “This award is a testament to the hard work and dedication of our providers, nurses and staff in making patient safety our top priority.”
The Achieving Best Award recognizes sustained improvements in five categories: infection, falls, early elective deliveries, sepsis (a complication of the body’s overwhelming and life-threatening response to infection) and pressure ulcers.
Hospitals named top performing were defined as those that achieved the highest scores in reducing patient harm in key areas. Scoring was based on the size of the hospital, and whether the hospital was in the top 25 percent in comparison to others in their size category.
About CHI Franciscan Health
CHI Franciscan Health is a nonprofit health system based in Tacoma, Washington with a team of more than 12,000 doctors, nurses and staff that provide expert, compassionate medical care at eight acute care hospitals and approximately 200 primary and specialty care clinics in Pierce, King and Kitsap counties. This includes St. Anthony Hospital, Gig Harbor; St. Clare Hospital, Lakewood; St. Elizabeth Hospital, Enumclaw; St. Francis Hospital, Federal Way; St. Joseph Medical Center, Tacoma; Harrison Medical Center, Bremerton and Silverdale; Highline Medical Center, Burien; and Regional Hospital, Burien. Started in 1891 by the Sisters of St. Francis of Philadelphia, today CHI Franciscan Health is one of the largest health systems in Washington state. The system spans more than 1,100 acute care beds, a credentialed medical staff of more than 2,201 including more than 800 employed physicians providing specialties in cardiovascular care, cancer care, orthopedics and sports medicine, neurosciences and women’s care. CHI Franciscan’s mission focuses on creating healthier communities, including caring for the poor and underserved. In 2016, the organization provided $156 million in community benefit, including $9 million in charity care.
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