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St. Charles Hospital Snags Four Zero Harm Awards for Exceptional Care

June 20th, 2018
Zero Harm Award

Port Jefferson, NY—With a strong focus on clinical excellence and safety, the Catholic Health Services (CHS) No Harm Campaign continues to drive improved patient care. Supporting this initiative, Executive Vice President & Chief Clinical Officer Patrick M. O’Shaughnessy, DO, recently presented the Certified Zero Harm Award to St. Charles Hospital for achieving sustained flawless performance. St. Charles Hospital earned CHS’s Certified Zero Harm Award for four key measures.

“This recognition underscores the powerful message of zero harm,” said Executive Vice President & Chief Clinical Officer Patrick M. O’Shaughnessy, DO, “We are determined to consistently deliver the highest quality results and best outcomes for our patients.”

The hospital earned the following awards for 12 consecutive months of successfully attaining zero incidence of harm in these areas: Catheter-associated Urinary Tract Infections (CAUTI) in Rehabilitation; Central Line-Associated Blood Stream Infections (CLABSI) in Med/Surg; Central Line-Associated Blood Stream Infections (CLABSI) in Critical Care; Surgical Site Infection Abdominal Hysterectomy.

“I am impressed by how effectively our team communicates and shares a common goal to enhance patient safety,” said the hospital’s Executive Vice President & Chief Administrative Officer James O’Connor.

Photo Caption: CHS Senior Vice President & System Chief Quality Officer Jason Golbin, DO (right) and John Dembeck, Director, CHS-Life Safety (second from right) with St. Charles Hospital’s team (L-R): Karen Fielder, RN, Esq, Director,  Risk Management and Legal Affairs; Chukwuma J. Egbuziem, MS, RN, CPHQ, Assistant Vice President Performance Improvement;  James O’Connor,  Executive Vice President & Chief Administrative Officer; Nicolette Fiore-Lopez, PhD, RN, CENP, Chief Nursing Officer.

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