St. Bernard Parish Hospital Honored with LAMMICO's 6th Annual Patient Safety Award and Grant
St. Bernard Parish Hospital is proud to announce it is the recipient of the 6th Annual LAMMICO Patient Safety Award and Grant. The 2020-2021 Patient Safety Award and Grant focuses on preventing catheter-associated urinary tract infections (CAUTIs). Urinary tract infections are one of the five most common types of healthcare-associated infections. CAUTIs have been associated with increased risks, increased morbidity, mortality, hospital cost and length of stay.
"We are honored to be recognized by LAMMICO for our approach to patient safety," said Kimberly Keene, CEO, St. Bernard Parish Hospital. "Despite the COVID-19 pandemic, our team persevered to ensure our patients receive the highest quality care available in a safe setting."
"This is an incredible honor, and each of our team members made it possible," she continued. "Their strength and resilience during these difficult circumstances has been beyond impressive. It is truly heroic."
By demonstrating the most effective methods employed to prevent CAUTIs after completing LAMMICO's risk management and patient safety education, St. Bernard Parish Hospital was awarded:
- $10,000 grant to be used for nursing professional development
- One-year Risk Manager membership to the American Society for Healthcare Risk Management (ASHRM)
- One-year complimentary membership to Medical Interactive Community for all employees to access LAMMICO’s risk management CME/CNE/MOC courses online
St. Bernard Parish Hospital is owned by the Hospital Service District of the Parish of St. Bernard, State of Louisiana, a political subdivision of the State, and managed by Ochsner Health. For more information about St. Bernard Hospital visit www.ochsner.org/sbph.
About Ochsner Health
Ochsner Health is a system that delivers health to the people of Louisiana, Mississippi and the Gulf South with a mission to Serve, Heal, Lead, Educate and Innovate. Ochsner Health is a not-for-profit committed to giving back to the communities it serves through preventative screenings, health and wellness resources and partnerships with innovative organizations that share our vision. Ochsner Health healed more than 900,000 people from across the globe in 2020, providing the latest medical breakthroughs and therapies, including digital medicine for chronic conditions and telehealth specialty services. Ochsner Health is a national leader, named both the top hospital and the top children’s hospital in Louisiana by U.S. News & World Report. As Louisiana’s leading healthcare educator, Ochsner Health and its partners educate thousands of healthcare professionals annually. Ochsner Health is innovating healthcare by investing in new technologies and research to make world-class care more accessible, affordable, convenient and effective. Ochsner's team of more than 32,000 employees and 4,500 providers are working to reinvent the future of health and wellness in the region. To learn more about Ochsner Health, please visit www.ochsner.org. To transform your health, please visit www.ochsner.org/healthyyou.
LAMMICO is the largest medical professional liability insurance carrier in Louisiana and the only Louisiana-domiciled "A" rated medical professional liability insurance carrier writing hospitals and facilities. LAMMICO is a policyholder-owned insurance company, offering competitively priced comprehensive products and services to protect the reputation of healthcare providers and facilities.