Baptist Health to Join Partnership for Patients Initiative
BAPTIST HEALTH SOUTH FLORIDA
Baptist Health South Florida has joined with VHA, Inc., a national healthcare network of more than 1,350 not-for-profit hospitals and more than 30,000 non-acute healthcare organizations, on the Partnership for Patients Initiative. Partnership for Patients is an effort launched by the Center for Medicare and Medicaid (CMS) to help healthcare organizations improve their clinical performance. As part of the initiative, Baptist Health will meet established goals on national patient safety measures, such as adverse drug events, catheter-associated urinary tract infections and surgical site infections. Baptist Health must also submit quarterly data describing how the organization handles these measures and its performance relating to each standard. The Partnership’s objective is to reduce preventable harm by 40% and preventable readmissions by 20% in the next three years. Baptist Health is one of more than 400 VHA members that will participate in Partnership for Patients. Learn more at http://bit.ly/I5b3v9.