St. Luke Hospital recently announced its participation in the second round of a national Hospital Engagement Network known as HEN 2.0, a program to improve patient safety.
St. Luke Director of Quality and Risk Management Sharon James said that St. Luke previously participated in a three-year long HEN program, and was recently approved for another yearlong program called HEN 2.0.
“We benefited greatly,” James said. “We’ve reduced our readmissions, and we have a very low readmission rate.”
HEN 2.0 is a 12-month comprehensive patient safety initiative conducted by the Centers for Medicare and Medicaid Services.
Through Kansas HEN, St. Luke works collaboratively with 106 hospitals across the state and 3,700 across the nation. All are continuing their work in 10 or more core patient safety areas, such as the prevention of falls, infections, and adverse drug events.
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