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Safety Across the Board Award
Somerset Hospital 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.
 
Somerset Hospital’s team efforts to reduce falls, adopt international surgical safety standards and eliminate hospital acquired infections have produced outstanding results over the past year.  Hospital injury rates from falls, surgical safety and infection reduction outcomes places the organization at or above best practice.

"Somerset Hospital’s involvement in HAP’s PA-HEN and commitment to patient safety is an example of our organization’s efforts to produce excellent outcomes.  Somerset Hospital’s physicians and employees make quality and patient safety their top priority," states Somerset Hospital’s CEO Craig Saylor.

Photo:  Chairman of the Somerset Hospital Board of Directors Bruce Shipley is shown at right presenting the "Safety Across the Board" award to Dr. Jayesh Desai.  Desai serves at the Chairman of the Somerset Hospital Quality Committee.