Hilton Head Hospital was recently recognized with a “Clinical Innovation Award” at Tenet's annual awards dinner in Dallas, Tx for its ICU’s initiative to decrease the incidence of central line associated infections. The Clinical Innovation Award honors innovative clinical efforts or programs in Tenet hospitals that help transform environments of care.
“Receiving this award is a testament to all of the physicians and colleagues who are first and foremost dedicated to providing only the best and safest care to each and every person who comes to our hospital,” said Mark T. O’Neil, Jr, president and CEO Hilton Head Hospital. Hilton Head Hospital’s ICU has realized zero central line blood stream associated infections for 29 consecutive months since implementing the Johns Hopkins STOP BSI Initiative project which focuses directly on eliminating healthcare associated infections across America. National statistics have revealed there are more than 250,000 infections annually at hospitals.
The hospital’s nomination was among 45 others submitted to showcase outstanding clinical efforts or programs at Tenet hospitals with sustained quantifiable results.
In March 2011, Hilton Head Hospital also received a Certificate of Excellence from the South Carolina Hospital Association in recognition of the hospital’s performance in the intensive care unit (ICU) at 100 percent in its program to stop bloodstream infections (BSI).
Watch our video outlining our success in this initiative.