Grady General Wins Statewide Awards

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The Partnership for Health and Accountability (PHA) presented two of its prestigious quality and patient safety awards to Archbold’s Grady General Hospital. The project titled “Driving CAUTI to Zero” reduced the incidence of catheter-associated urinary tract infections (CAUTI) at Grady General and won first place in the Hospitals with Less Than 100 Beds category.

To achieve a CAUTI rate of zero infections, Grady’s team utilized data prepared by the National Healthcare Safety Network, evaluated criteria for Foley catheter use and recommended alternatives, and provided education to staff by their infection control nurse.

Grady was also presented with a Circle of Excellence Award, an honor given to hospitals and health systems that have demonstrated a sustained commitment to quality and patient safety. The hospital not only won a patient safety award in 2018, but earned three or more PHA Patient Safety Awards within the previous five years.

“I am so proud of our team here at Grady,” said Crystal Wells, Administrator at Grady General Hospital. “Quality is the first word mentioned in our mission statement, and our first listed core value. When patients get care at Grady General, they can be reassured we put quality and patient safety first for every patient, every time.”

Caption: Grady General staff with their awards. Pictured from left to right are Crystal Wells, Administrator at GGH; Alisha Gainous, RN; Jamie Faircloth, RN; Karla Powe, RN; Bridgett Miller, RN; Denise Harrison, RN and Dori Griffin, RN.


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