Mount Nittany Medical Center Recognized for Excellence in Patient Safety

November 11, 2021
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Mount Nittany Medical Center is being recognized by The Hospital and Healthsystem Association of Pennsylvania (HAP) for stellar performance ensuring patients’ safety.

The hospital is among 17 statewide to receive HAP’s Excellence in Patient Safety Recognition for 2021. Now in its third year, the program honors Pennsylvania’s top-performing hospitals that have demonstrated low rates of health care-associated infections.

“Mount Nittany Medical Center is proud to be recognized for Excellence in Patient Safety, especially as we continue to navigate through a pandemic and adhering to enhanced safety protocols,” said Dr. Upendra Thaker, Chief Medical Officer, Mount Nittany Medical Center. “Mount Nittany Health is invested in the health of our community and in ensuring our patients receive excellent care at our medical center. We continue to focus on education and training for our healthcare workers and staff that’s driven by our core values and our mission of healthier people, a stronger community.”

HAP identifies the top-performing hospitals using data from the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention’s National Healthcare Safety Network. To be recognized, hospitals must perform better than the mean standardized infection ratio in three key measures: central line-associated bloodstream infections, catheter-associated urinary tract infections, and Clostridioides difficile infections. The program is open to all hospitals across the commonwealth.

“Hospitals across Pennsylvania make delivering safe and high-quality care to all patients their top priority,” said HAP President and CEO Andy Carter. “This recognition honors those hospitals that have taken extraordinary steps to improve patient-safety outcomes, even as they contend with intensified challenges brought on by the COVID-19 pandemic.”

  • The 2021 Excellence in Patient Safety Recognition recipients are:
  • Allegheny Valley Hospital (Natrona Heights)
  • Bryn Mawr Hospital (Bryn Mawr)
  • Einstein Medical Center Montgomery (East Norriton)
  • Holy Redeemer Hospital (Meadowbrook)
  • Jefferson Torresdale Hospital (Philadelphia)
  • Lehigh Valley Hospital–Hazleton (Hazleton)
  • Lehigh Valley Hospital–Pocono (East Stroudsburg)
  • Meadville Medical Center (Meadville)
  • Mount Nittany Medical Center (State College)
  • Penn State Health Holy Spirit Medical Center (Camp Hill)
  • Riddle Hospital (Media)
  • St. Luke's University Hospital - Anderson Campus (Easton)
  • St. Luke's University Hospital - Bethlehem Campus (Bethlehem)
  • UPMC Lititz (Lititz)
  • UPMC Magee-Womens Hospital (Pittsburgh)
  • UPMC Williamsport (Williamsport)
  • Wilkes-Barre General Hospital (Wilkes-Barre)

About HAP: HAP is a statewide membership services organization that advocates for nearly 240 Pennsylvania acute and specialty care, primary care, subacute care, long-term care, home health, and hospice providers, as well as the patients and communities they serve. Additional information about HAP is available online.

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