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CMS Hospital Engagement Networks

Publish Date: 1/18/2012

As part of its Partnership for Patients program, CMS has engaged 26 Hospital Engagement Networks (HENs) to design and conduct various types of training events and sessions for hospitals. The education sessions will be designed to achieve reductions in 10 core events:

• Adverse drug events
• Catheter-associated urinary tract infections (CAUTI)
• Central line-associated blood stream infections (CLABSI)
• Injuries from falls and immobility
• Obstetrical adverse events
• Pressure ulcers
• Surgical site infections
• Venous thromboembolism
• Ventilator-associated pneumonia
• Preventable readmissions

CMS has recently provided money for 26 hospital networks to help hospitals achieve improvements in these areas. Please review the following list for any named Hospital Engagement Networks in your state. If you are involved with any of these systems or associations, please let AORN Government Affairs know.

American Hospital Association
Ascension Health
Carolinas HealthCare System
Catholic Healthcare West
Dallas-Fort Worth Hospital Council Foundation
Georgia Hospital Association Research and Education Foundation
Healthcare Association of New York State
Hospital and Healthcare System of Pennsylvania
Intermountain Healthcare
Iowa Healthcare Collaborative
Joint Commission Resources, Inc.
Lifepoint Hospitals, Inc.
Michigan Health and Hospital Association
Minnesota Hospital Association
National Public Health and Hospital Institute
New Jersey Hospital Association
Nevada Hospital Association
North Carolina Hospital Association
Ohio Children’s Hospital Solutions for Patient Safety
Ohio Hospital Association
Premier
Tennessee Hospital Association
Texas Center for Quality and Patient Safety
University Health System Consortium
VHA, Inc.
Washington State Hospital Association

For more information on Hospital Engagement Networks, please see CMS' Fact Sheet.

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