Berlin Memorial Hospital was recently awarded the Wisconsin Hospital Association (WHA) Gold Level Achievement Award for participating in the Partner for Patients Program. Pictured with the award are: (back row): Kathy Beier, Tammy Bending, Ginger Goebel, Linda Meier, and Jenny Stelzner; (front row): Trina Hernandez and Pam Mork.

Berlin Hospital awarded Wisconsin Hospital Association Honor

eived a Gold Level Achievement Award from the Wisconsin Hospital Association (WHA) for its participation in its Partner for Patients Program.

The WHA Partners for Patients project is designed to reduce hospital-acquired harm by 40 percent and readmissions by 20 percent through focused work in 10 key areas. The project is funded by CMS and contracted through the Health Research & Educational Trust, an affiliate of the American Hospital Association (AHA).

As part of the initiative, Berlin Memorial Hospital participated in several projects, including reducing obstetrics harm related to early elective deliveries before 39 weeks, reducing hospital acquired pressure ulcers, patient falls, and readmissions within 30 days of discharge, and reducing hospital-acquired surgical site infections.