Bon Secours Wins 2022 Zero Harm Award for Commitment to Patient Safety

Greenville, S.C. – Bon Secours is proud to be recognized as a 2022 Zero Harm Award recipient by the South Carolina Hospital Association (SCHA) for our commitment to eliminating medical errors and creating a culture of high reliability throughout our facility. By pursuing a standard of Zero Harm, our hospital continues to put patient safety first in our mission to provide world-class care to the patients and communities we serve.

“We are tremendously proud of our clinical leaders and team members who demonstrate a steadfast commitment to providing high-quality care,” said Matt Caldwell, President of Bon Secours St. Francis Health System. “These Zero Harm Awards are a testament to the commitment our staff has to upholding our mission of being good help to those in need. We are grateful for this recognition and will continue to support our community every way we can.”

SCHA’s Zero Harm Awards were started in 2014 to recognize hospitals that have had extended harm-free periods in major areas of surgery and other common medical procedures. Bon Secours was specifically recognized with awards for hip replacement and abdominal hysterectomy.

These awards demonstrate that patient safety and highly reliable care are cornerstones of South Carolina hospitals. All of the hospital data used for these awards is independently verified by the South Carolina Department of Health and Environmental Control based on real healthcare outcomes.

“The Zero Harm program is a significant tool for advancing high-quality healthcare and a culture of safety in the state’s hospitals,” said Karen Reynolds, Executive Director of Innovation and Acceleration at SCHA. “South Carolina has developed a blueprint for reducing avoidable harm in our healthcare facilities by encouraging hospitals to develop a network for communicating and sharing best practices.”

This year 60 hospitals won 295 Zero Harm Awards for their commitment to delivering highly reliable care. For more information about this year’s awards and a full list of winners, go to scha.org/zero-harm.

Bon Secours St. Francis Health System Bon Secours St. Francis Health System is part of Bon Secours Mercy Health, one of the 20 largest health systems in the United States and the fifth-largest Catholic health system in the country. The ministry’s quality, compassionate

care is provided by more than 60,000 associates serving communities in Florida, Kentucky, Maryland, New York, Ohio, South Carolina, and Virginia, as well as throughout Ireland. Bon Secours St. Francis Health System provides compassionate medical care to thousands of area residents through Bon Secours St. Francis Downtown and Bon Secours St. Francis Eastside, as well as a network of primary and specialty care practices, and ambulatory care sites across the Greenville region. The mission of Bon Secours St. Francis Health System is to extend the compassionate ministry of Jesus by improving the health and well-being of our communities and bring good help to those in need, especially people who are poor, dying and underserved. For more information, visit BonSecours.com.


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