Sitting L to R: Trina Hernandez, Pam Mork. Standing L to R: Kathy Beier, Tammy Bending, Ginger Goebel, Linda Meier, Jenny Stelzne
Hospital Part of Statewide Partner for Patients Program
Berlin Memorial Hospital received a Gold Level Achievement Award from the Wisconsin Hospital Association for its participation in its Partner for Patients Program.
The WHA Partners for Patients project is designed to reduce hospital-acquired harm by 40 percent and readmissions by 20 percent through focused work in 10 key areas. The project is funded by CMS and contracted through the Health Research & Educational Trust, an affiliate of the American Hospital Association (AHA).
As part of the initiative, Berlin Memorial Hospital participated in several projects, including reducing obstetrics harm related to early elective deliveries before 39 weeks; reducing hospital acquired pressure ulcers, patient falls, and readmissions within 30 days of discharge; and reducing hospital-acquired surgical site infections.
Berlin Memorial Hospital, which is now a part of ThedaCare, has been involved in the program for the past three years. So far, 86 Wisconsin hospitals have earned Gold Level Achievement while four others received bronze awards.
ThedaCare™ is a community health system consisting of seven hospitals: Appleton Medical Center, Theda Clark Medical Center, ThedaCare Medical Center-New London, Shawano Medical Center, Riverside Medical Center in Waupaca, Berlin Memorial Hospital, and Wild Rose Community Memorial Hospital. ThedaCare also includes ThedaCare Physicians, ThedaCare Behavioral Health, and ThedaCare At Home. ThedaCare is one of the largest employers in Northeast Wisconsin with more than 6,800 employees. Follow us on Facebook and Twitter.