Dallas-based Texas Scottish Rite Hospital for Children won an award from the Texas Hospital Association for an initiative that reduced surgical site infection (SSI) rates among spinal fusion patients by 88 percent in 2016, the hospital said in a news release this week.
Scottish Rite Hospital received THA’s 2017 Bill Aston Award for Quality for its six-step bundled intervention approach. The award goes to a member hospital that has “measurable success in improving quality and patient outcomes through implementation of an evidence-based patient care initiative.”
Scottish Rite Hospital approached the issue in 2016 with a multidisciplinary committee that sought to improve the hospital’s quality and patient safety outcomes.
“Providing world-class orthopedic care is our highest priority,” Matt Chance, senior vice president of operations for Scottish Rite Hospital, said in a statement. “The continued efforts of our Quality Improvement team and the SSI committee to refine our procedures is just another example of how we constantly challenge ourselves to improve outcomes for our patients.”