Regional Medical Center Recognized for Patient Safety

Regional Medical Center Recognized for Patient Safety

Regional Medical Center (RMC) is pleased to announce it recently earned the South Carolina “Certified Zero Harm Award” from the South Carolina Hospital Association (SCHA) in recognition of the health system’s excellent work in preventing hospital-acquired infections.

RMC received the award for achieving 30 months with zero knee replacement surgical site infections and 48 months with zero central line-associated bloodstream infections in the Intensive Care Unit.

“RMC is dedicated to delivering safe, high-quality care,” said Regional Medical Center President and Chief Executive Officer Charles Williams. “It’s critical that we maintain a culture of high reliability while preventing medical errors in our hospital.

To qualify for the Certified Zero Harm Award, hospitals must not experience a hospital-acquired infection of a specific nature over an extended period. All hospital data used for the award is independently verified by the South Carolina Department of Health and Environmental Control and recognizes the exceptional achievement the hospital or hospital unit has made to the safety and quality of care within their facilities.

Since 2014, SCHA has collaborated with The Duke Endowment and The Joint Commission Center for Transforming Health to take part in a statewide effort to create robust, evidence-based practices that are making positive impacts on patients’ safety and quality of care.