FirstLight

FirstLight Health System was recently recognized for completing a patient-safety initiative to reduce hospital-acquired conditions. Staff involved included (from left) Gail Lobdell, Lori Peterson, Danielle Gilbertson, Cindy Teichroew, Brent Thompson, Jenny Friday, Heather Murawski, Pam Bekius, Vanessa Reilly and  Kari Frahm. 

 

FirstLight Health System is being recognized by the Minnesota Hospital Association for completing a three-year patient safety initiative as part of the Partnership for Patients Hospital Engagement Network. Collectively, Minnesota hospitals and health systems have helped prevent more than 13,000 patients from being harmed and saved more than $93 million as a result of a reduction in hospital-acquired conditions from 2011-2014. 

This initiative was set forth to reduce the number of incidents directly related to the top ten hospital-acquired conditions (HACS). Those types of conditions include: falls that result in an injury, pressure ulcers, non-emergency early elective deliveries, preventable re-admissions, surgical site infections, catheter-associated urinary tract infections, ventilator-associated pneumonia and central line-associated bloodstream infections.

The dedicated team of leaders at FirstLight Health System was presented a plaque honoring their hard work to actively address patient safety issues.

FirstLight Health System is located at the junction of Highways 65 and 23 in Mora. The main telephone numbers are (320) 679-1212 and 1-800-245-5671. More information about FirstLight Health System can be found at www.firstlighthealthsystem.org.

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