Hilton Head Regional Healthcare Hospitals Receive Quality Safety Award

Oct 8, 2019

From Left to Right: Jennifer LeBlanc (CNO, CCH), Joel Taylor (CEO, CCH), Thornton Kirby, Jeremy Clark (CEO, HHRH), Lerryn Crocker (CNO, HHH)

Hardeeville and Hilton Head Island, S.C. - October 8, 2019 - Hilton Head Regional Healthcare is proud to announce both system hospitals, Coastal Carolina Hospital and Hilton Head Hospital, have recently received multiple 2019 Zero Harm accolades from the South Carolina Hospital Association (SCHA).

Over the last six years, SCHA’s Zero Harm Awards have celebrated hospitals who have had extended harm-free stretches in major surgical areas like knee replacements, hip replacements, and abdominal hysterectomy or have gone months without a Central Line-Associated Blood Stream Infection (CLABSI) or Methicillin-Resistant Staphylococcus Aureus (MRSA)

Coastal Carolina Hospital won awards for Surgical Site Infection (SSI) Knee, SSI Hip, and CLABSI ICU and CLABSI Medical Surgical Unit. Hilton Head Hospital won awards for MRSA, SSI Abdominal Hysterectomy and SSI Hip and SSI Knee. These accolades are a testament to the dedication of the hospitals’ clinical staff and the hospitals’ commitment to the highest quality of care.

“Being recognized by the South Carolina Hospital Association for the incredible work our team does every day is truly an honor,” said Jeremy Clark, Hilton Head Regional Healthcare CEO. “Our commitment to preventing medical errors by utilizing robust, evidence-based practices is unwavering. The Zero Harm Awards are a third-party indication that our efforts to ensure patient safety are working.”

“The Zero Harm program is a prime example of a successful partnership between the public and private sector that improves the quality of life in South Carolina,” said Rick Toomey, Director of DHEC. “As medical errors continue to be a major concern across the country, South Carolina is a national leader in eliminating harm and improving patient safety.”

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