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Ohio Hospitals Honored at AHA Leadership Summit

07/27/2018

 

 

The American Hospital Association yesterday presented the 2018 Dick Davidson Quality Milestone Award honorable mention to the Ohio Hospital Association at the Health Forum AHA Leadership Summit in San Diego. OHA earned the recognition for our collaborative work with Ohio hospitals to reduce sepsis mortality and 30-day hospital readmissions rates.
 
In the first two years of the OHA statewide sepsis initiative, Ohio hospitals reduced sepsis mortality by 15 percent, saving 2,133 lives by the end of 2017.

OHA’s federally supported Hospital Improvement Innovation Network reduced 30-day readmissions by 28 percent from 2014-2017 by focusing on three core issues: Clostridium difficile, C. diff; surgical site infections; and central line-associated bloodstream infections, or CLABSI.

Clinical staff support, quality programming on antimicrobial stewardship and coordination/transition of care, and a high level of member hospital engagement were key strategies employed to achieve these notable improvements.
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