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About the Partnership

Hospital Engagement Networks (HENs) work at the regional, State, national or hospital system level to help identify solutions already working and disseminate them to other hospitals and providers. Hospital Engagement Networks:

  • Develop learning collaboratives for hospitals;
  • Provide a wide array of initiatives & activities to improve patient safety;
  • Conduct intensive training programs to help hospitals make patient care safer;
  • Provide technical assistance to help hospitals achieve quality measurement goals;
  • Establish & implement a system to track & monitor hospital progress in meeting quality improvement goals.
  • Identify high performing hospitals and their leaders to coach and serve as national faculty to other hospitals committed to achieving the Partnership goals.

$218 million was awarded to 26 State, regional, national, or hospital system organizations to be Hospital Engagement Networks.

Is your hospital in a Hospital Engagement Network?

Over 3,700 hospitals are currently operating within 26 Hospital Engagement Networks as part of the Partnership for Patients. Find out if your hospital is a member of a HEN.

The 26 Hospital Engagement Networks

A national organization that represents and serves all types of hospitals, health care networks, and their patients and communities. The AHA counts among its membership nearly 5,000 hospitals, health care systems, networks, other providers of care and 40,000 individual members.

View their HEN Webpage. The Health Research & Educational Trust, an affiliate of the American Hospital Association (AHA) - Opens in a new window

Contact for member hospitals: Maulik Joshi mjoshi@aha.org

A religiously-affiliated non-profit health system providing acute care services, long-term care, community health services, psychiatric, rehabilitation and residential care with more than 113,000 associates serving in 70 acute care facilities in 20 States and the District of Columbia.

View their HEN Webpage. Ascension Health - Opens in a new window

Contact for member hospitals: Ann Hendrich ahendrich@ascensionhealth.org

Provides a full spectrum of healthcare and wellness programs throughout North and South Carolina. Its diverse network of more than 600 care locations includes academic medical centers, hospitals, healthcare pavilions, physician practices, destination centers, surgical and rehabilitation centers, home health agencies, nursing homes and hospice & palliative care.

View their HEN Webpage. Carolinas HealthCare System - Opens in a new window

Contact for member hospitals: Shelby Harrington shelby.harrington@carolinashealthcare.org

(DFWHC) was established in 1968 as a non-profit corporation to promote safe, high quality, cost effective, accessible and equitable healthcare by strengthening the healthcare workforce and improving the community’s health. DFWHC consists of 77 hospital members and 60 associate members from 42 Texas counties.

View their HEN Webpage. Dallas-Fort Worth Hospital Council Foundation - Opens in a new window

Contact for member hospitals: Harmona Epps hepps@dfwhc.org

A non-profit hospital system that includes more than 60,000 caregivers and staff who provide health care services for more than four million annual patient visits. Dignity Health provides care at 38 acute care hospitals, on 40 campuses, across California, Arizona, and Nevada.

View their HEN Webpage. Dignity Health (formerly Catholic Healthcare West) - Opens in a new window

Contact for member hospitals: Lori Schaumleffel Lori.Schaumleffel@DignityHealth.org

Is a private, non-profit organization founded to conduct research on major issues facing public hospitals, safety net organizations, underserved communities and related health policy issues. EHEN is the research affiliate of the America's Essential Hospitals.

View their HEN Webpage. Essential Hospital Engagement Network (EHEN) - Opens in a new window

Contact for member hospitals: Sarah R. Callahan scallahan@essentialhospitals.org

A non-profit organization providing educational, charitable and scientific services for approximately 175 Georgia hospitals and health systems, 45 nursing homes, and 25 home health agencies. It sponsors 14 professional societies totaling more than 2,500 members.

View their HEN Webpage. Georgia Hospital Association Research and Education Foundation - Opens in a new window

Contact for member hospitals: Vi Naylor vnaylor@gha.org

A non-profit organization representing nearly 500 hospitals, health systems, nursing homes, and other providers across the continuum of care in New York State.

View their HEN Webpage. Healthcare Association of New York State - Opens in a new window

Contact for member hospitals: Kathleen Ciccone kciccone@hanys.org

A State association of hospitals that provides membership services for nearly 250 Pennsylvania acute and specialty care, sub-acute care, long-term care, home health, and hospice providers, as well as the patients and communities they serve.

View their HEN Webpage. Hospital & Healthsystem Association of Pennsylvania - Opens in a new window

Contact for member hospitals: Lynda Martin lmartin@HAPonline.org

A non-profit health care system based in Salt Lake City, Utah operates 23 hospitals and 199 clinics throughout Utah and Southern Idaho. It will partner with other healthcare systems for their Hospital Engagement Contractor network, including Baylor Health Care System, Dartmouth-Hitchcock Health Care System, Denver Health, Mayo Clinic, Providence Health & Services, and the VA Salt Lake City Health Care System.

View their HEN Webpage. Intermountain Healthcare - Opens in a new window

Contact for member hospitals: Lucy Savitz lucy.savitz@imail.org

A provider-led nonprofit organization working with hospitals and physicians on improvements in health quality, patient safety, and value. IHC sponsors educational collaboratives, convening hospital and physician clinic staff and providing them with the process improvement tools to examine their internal processes and make adjustments that add value and improve care for Iowans.

View their HEN Webpage. Iowa Healthcare Collaborative - Opens in a new window

Contact for member hospitals: Tom Evans evanst@ihconline.org

The non-profit organization of The Joint Commission on Hospital Accreditation. JCR works with health care organizations and governmental bodies around the world to assist in improving the quality and safety of patient care

View their HEN Webpage. Joint Commission Resources, Inc. - Opens in a new window

Contact for member hospitals: Deborah Nadzam dnadzam@jcrinc.com

Is a hospital company headquartered in Brentwood, Tennessee, which focuses on providing quality healthcare in rural settings. Lifepoint has 52 affiliated hospitals in 17 States, including Alabama, Utah, Tennessee, Kentucky, Mississippi, Virginia, Colorado, Texas, Arizona, Wyoming, West Virginia, New Mexico, North Carolina, Louisiana, Nevada, Georgia, and Kansas.

View their HEN Webpage. Lifepoint Hospitals, Inc. - Opens in a new window

Contact for member hospitals: Mimi Huizinga Mimi.Huizinga@lpnt.net

A statewide association of 140 hospitals that represents the interests of its member hospitals and health services in many arenas on key issues and supports their efforts to provide quality, cost-effective and accessible care.

View their HEN Webpage. Michigan Health & Hospital Association - Opens in a new window

Contact for member hospitals: Sam Watson swatson@mha.org

A statewide association of 145 hospitals, represents Minnesota’s hospitals and health systems in many areas and provides services such as educational programming, communications efforts, information resources and issue-area expertise.

View their HEN Webpage. Minnesota Hospital Association - Opens in a new window

Contact for member hospitals: Tania Daniels tdaniels@mnhospitals.org

Is a non-profit, statewide professional association of 52 acute care hospitals as well as psychiatric, rehabilitation, and other specialty hospitals. The NHA represents Nevada’s hospitals and provides resources and services in promoting public understanding of, and support for, the health care system serving Nevada’s communities.

View their HEN Webpage. Nevada Hospital Association (NHA) - Opens in a new window

Contact for member hospitals: Marissa Brown marissa@nvha.net

Is a non-profit trade organization of 111 hospitals. It provides a wide array of support and services to New Jersey’s hospitals and other healthcare providers.

View their HEN Webpage. New Jersey Hospital Association - Opens in a new window

Contact for member hospitals: Aline Holmes aholmes@njha.com

Is a non-profit statewide association representing over 130 North Carolina hospitals with the mission of promoting improved delivery of quality healthcare through leadership, advocacy, information, and education. The NCHA is partnering with the Virginia Hospital & Healthcare Association, the Carolinas Center for Medical Excellence, Virginia and Healthcare Team Training.

View their HEN Webpage. North Carolina Hospital Association (NCHA) - Opens in a new window

Contact for member hospitals: Kathleen "Katie" Heineman kheineman@ncha.org

A non-profit corporation, collects and analyzes patient safety data to improve children’s safety and healthcare outcomes, and the quality of pediatric healthcare delivery overall.

View their HEN Webpage. Ohio Children's Hospital Solutions for Patient Safety - Opens in a new window

Contact for member hospitals: Jessie Cannon jcannon@ohiobrt.com

A statewide association that represents 165 hospitals throughout Ohio. It works with member hospitals to meet the health care needs of their communities.

View their HEN Webpage. Ohio Hospital Association - Opens in a new window

Contact for member hospitals: Rosalie Weakland rosaliew@ohanet.org

A national membership-based affinity organization established by hospitals to enable them to collaborate. It is a hospital performance improvement alliance of more than 2,500 hospitals across the country by providing a variety of tools to share best practices.

View their HEN Webpage. Premier - Opens in a new window

Contact for member hospitals: Carolyn C. Scott Carolyn_Scott@PremierInc.com

A non-profit, statewide membership organization of hospitals and health systems. It provides education and information services for its members, and informs the public about hospitals and healthcare issues at the State and national levels.

View their HEN Webpage. Tennessee Hospital Association - Opens in a new window

Contact for member hospitals: Patrice Mayo pmayo@tha.com

A non-profit research foundation affiliated with the Texas Hospital Association (THA) that supports educational and quality initiatives that enhance THA’s mission and bring together Texas hospitals, State and national experts and evidence-based health care practices to improve the quality of care and reduce costs.

View their HEN Webpage. Texas Center for Quality & Patient Safety - Opens in a new window

Contact for member hospitals: Mitzi Ressmann mressmann@tha.org

Is an alliance of 113 academic medical centers and their affiliated hospitals. UHC’s mission is to advance knowledge, foster collaboration and promote change to help their members successfully compete and succeed in their respective markets.

View their HEN Webpage. UHC (formerly University Health System Consortium) - Opens in a new window

Contact for member hospitals: Cathy Krsek Krsek@uhc.edu

A nationwide network of community-owned health care systems and their physicians. With more than 1,340 hospitals, its mission is to improve the clinical and economic performance of its members.

View their HEN Webpage. VHA - Opens in a new window

Contact for member hospitals: Keith Kosel kkosel@vha.com

Is a membership organization representing community hospitals and health-related organizations. With 97 community hospitals in Washington State, WSHA provides a wide array of services for its members, including issues management and analysis, information, and advocacy.

View their HEN Webpage. Washington State Hospital Association (WSHA) - Opens in a new window

Contact for member hospitals: Carol Wagner carolw@wsha.org

 

Leading Edge Advanced Practice Topics (LEAPT)

In addition to working on the 10 patient safety areas of focus, 6 HENs are pursuing Leading Edge Advance Practice Topics (LEAPT) that will enhance overall progress on the Partnership for Patients’ goals. The following HENs will aggressively implement strategies to address harm in not only their hospital network, but also the broader Partnership for Patients community:

  • Ascension Health System
  • Carolinas Healthcare System
  • Georgia Hospital Association
  • Minnesota Hospital Association
  • Ohio Hospital Association
  • Washington Hospital Association

 

These 6 LEAPT HENS will address a minimum of 5 out of 11 advanced practice topics and aggressively implement strategies to reduce harm in not only their hospital network, but also share and spread their learning to the broader Partnership for Patients community. The topics are:

  • Severe Sepsis and Septic Shock (mandatory)
  • Clostridium Difficile (c-diff)
  • Hospital Acquired Acute Renal Failure
  • Airway Safety
  • Iatrogenic Delirium
  • Procedural Harm
  • Undue Exposure to Radiation
  • Failure to Rescue
  • Results beyond 40/20 AIMs
  • Hospital Culture of Safety
  • Cost Savings Calculations for Hospital Acquired Conditions

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