Patient Safety Initiatives
SCHA has a long history of supporting innovative quality and patient safety initiatives in our state. From our nationally-recognized Certified Zero Harm Awards program to the implementation of the surgical safety checklist, we are committed to helping South Carolina hospitals be some of the safest healthcare facilities in the world.
The Cardiac Arrest Registry to Enhance Survival, or CARES, is a national comprehensive data collection system that can help measure the effectiveness of responses to cardiac events.
Collaboration of Care Journey
The Collaboration of Care Journey is an effort to help hospitals improve the transition from hospital to home for our patients and families.
Heart & Stroke Care Alliance
SCHA works with public and private partners to improve the speed and quality of heart attack and stroke treatment of South Carolinians.
Hospital Improvement Innovation Network
SCHA partners with the healthcare improvement company Premier Inc. as part of a regional educational collaborative under the Center for Medicare and Medicaid Services’ “Partnership for Patients” program.
Newborn Screening Collaborative
SCHA provides data reports and technical assistance to ensure timely collection and testing for genetic disorders in newborns.
SC Birth Outcomes Initiative
The SC Birth Outcomes Initiative is a broad collaborative effort to address issues related to maternal and neonatal health.
Surgical Quality Collaborative
The SC SQC focuses on 15 targeted procedures to improve surgical quality safety in the state.
Surgical Safety Checklist
South Carolina hospitals were early pioneers in implementing surgical safety checklists in operating rooms across the state.