Iowa Hospitals Commended for 100% Participation in Partnership for Patients Initiative

July 25, 2011

According to an article by the Iowa Hospital Association, cure U.S. Department of Health and Human Services (HHS) Secretary Kathleen Sebelius has commended Iowa hospitals for their 100 percent participation in the HHS Partnership for Patients initiative.

According to the article, Iowa is the only state where all hospitals have pledged to support the initiative. The initiative is being coordinated by the Iowa Healthcare Collaborative.

With the collective effort of private and public stakeholders, Partnership for Patients aims to reduce preventable harm in hospitals by 40 percent in the next three years. This means a reduction in the number of preventable in-hospital medication errors, central-line associated bloodstream infections, falls and other injuries. The partnership also seeks to help patients heal successfully after discharge, targeting unnecessary return visits to reduce 30-day hospital readmissions by 20 percent over the next three years.

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