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Hospital Awarded 2 Excellence in Care Awards

August 5, 2015

The Hospital & Healthsystem Association of Pennsylvania (HAP) recently honored Roxborough Memorial Hospital with two 2015 Achievement Awards. HAP annually recognizes innovative Pennsylvania hospital efforts through its respected Achievement Awards Program, which began in 1978. This year, HAP has awarded Roxborough Memorial Hospital two of the 12 winning awards in the 2015 HAP Achievement Awards: Delivering a Healthy Pennsylvania. The hospital won the In Safe Hands Award and the Excellence in Care Award.

The In Safe Hands Award recognizes innovative initiatives that demonstrate leadership in advancing patient safety, emphasize on prevention, reduction or avoidance of errors and improve processes relating to adverse event areas such as health care- acquired infections. Roxborough Memorial Hospital won with its entry, Preventing the Preventable: Device Associated Infections.

Over the past several years, Roxborough Memorial Hospital has place significant focus on improving the patient experience. Their work has resulted in the hospital being ranked the #2 hospital of all Prime Healthcare Systems hospitals in overall patient satisfaction. For its efforts, HAP awarded Roxborough Memorial Hospital its Excellence in Care Award which recognizes patient-centric initiatives that strengthen care quality.

"The excellent work that stems from our Pennsylvania hospitals is all made possible because of staff like Roxborough Memorial Hospital", said Andy Carter, President and Chief Executive Officer, HAP. Echoing Carter's sentiment, Peter Adamo, Chief Executive Officer, Roxborough Memorial Hospital stated, "We are extremely proud of our work to reduce all hospital-acquired infections, including catheter-associated for which we were recognized". Adamo is equally proud of the turnaround in patient satisfaction, "Our patients are our neighbors and our family who deserve not only the best care but to be treated by our dedicated staff delivering the best experience while they are here.

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