Indian River Medical Center Receives Significant Achievement in Patient Safety Award

Thursday, November 1st, 2018

VERO BEACH, Fla. (November 1, 2018) — Indian River Medical Center received the Significant Achievement in Patient Safety award from the Hospital Improvement Innovation Network. Recognition for this award involves meeting or exceeding the goal in at least half of the tracked measures, along with active engagement in the improved activities.

Some of the tracked measures include a reduction in falls with injury, central line-associated bloodstream infection, surgical site infection, and adverse drug events.

As part of the Hospital Improvement Innovation Network (HIIN), Indian River Medical Center strives to reduce patient harm which leads to lower preventable readmissions, improved patient safety and quality of care.

The HIIN consists of more than 1,600 hospitals across 34 states that share resources and best practices. The program is through the American Hospital Association Health Research and Education Trust, and Florida Hospital Association, funded by Centers for Medicare and Medicaid Services.