Jameson Hospital Receives Gold Star Recognition As a Leader in Infection Prevention

Date: 06/06/2012

Jameson Hospital has been recognized by UnitedHealthcare as a leader in hospital-acquired infectious disease reduction. Effective care was measured by the percentage decrease of hospital-acquired infections as documented annually by the Pennsylvania Department of Health (DOH) in the Healthcare Associated Infections (HAI) Technical Report. 

Jameson Hospital was presented with a certificate as a member of the UnitedHealthcare Gold Star Program accompanied by a reward bonus of $50,000. A blend of innovative practices and strong commitment to standards of care for infection prevention have led the hospital to reduce and even eliminate some forms of hospital-acquired infections over prolonged periods of time.

“The Gold Star Program for Hospital Infection Reduction requires hospitals to have a minimum of 100 UnitedHealthcare Community Plan Medicaid members admitted during the measurement period,” explains Debra Rieger, Hospital and Facility Advocate of UnitedHealthcare for Western Pennsylvania. “Jameson Hospital exceeded the required percentage reduction in their crude infection rates per thousand cases as identified in the HAI Report qualifying the hospital for our Gold Star Program.”  

Strong collaboration among the hospital’s physicians, infection prevention specialists, administration and clinical staff has positioned Jameson Hospital as a top performer in hospital-acquired infection prevention. Jameson Hospital has been recognized for comparatively low instances of surgical site infections, ventilator-associated pneumonia (VAP), catheter-associated urinary tract infections (CAUTIs), central line associated blood stream infections (CLABSI) and Methicillin-ResistantReduction Staphlyococcusaureus (MRSA).

Visit www.jamesonhealth.org/qualityto learn more about nationally-recognized quality outcomes at Jameson Hospital.