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Certified Zero Harm Awards

Since 2014, we’ve recognized these efforts through our Certified Zero Harm Awards program. A statewide effort unique to South Carolina thanks to SCHA’s collaboration with the South Carolina Department of Health & Environmental Control (DHEC), Zero Harm Awards go to hospitals that prevent all hospital-acquired infections of a specific nature over an extended period of time. The data for those awards is independently certified by DHEC in a unique third-party verification process. This collaborative effort is a testament to the spirit of statewide collaboration that has driven so many of our patient safety advances in recent years.

And the program has proven tremendously successful. In 2020 alone, 59 South Carolina hospitals won 239 Certified Zero Harm Awards.

165,997 central line infection-free days and 21,552 surgical procedures with no medically caused harm, even in the most trying of times.

These awards collectively represent 165,997 central line infection-free days and 21,552 surgical procedures with no medically caused harm and illustrate the extraordinary commitment to quality of care in South Carolina hospitals

“This early success—expressed in lives saved and the resulting economic impact—strengthens our resolve to focus on safety, raise the bar of expectations, and challenge our hospitals to pursue zero harm,” says SCHA President and CEO Thornton Kirby.

“We’re in the business, after all, of saving lives. And that’s what the Zero Harm Awards are all about.”

If your facility is a 2020 Certified Zero Harm Award winner, a sample press release template is available here.

Below is a complete list of our 2020 award recipients, listed by hospital:

Abbeville Area Medical Center
CLABSI ICU • 24 Month
Hospital onset MRSA • 72 Month

Aiken Regional Medical Centers
SSI – Abdominal Hysterectomy • 12 Months

AnMed Health Cannon
CLABSI • 88 Months
SSI – Knee Replacement • 88 Months
SSI – Colon Surgery • 88 Months
Hospital onset MRSA • 84 Months

AnMed Health Medical Center
CLABSI CVICU • 18 Months
SSI – Knee Replacement • 72 Months
SSI – Hip Replacement • 30 Months

AnMed Health Women’s and Children’s Hospital
SSI – Knee Replacement • 54 Months
SSI – Hip Replacement • 12 Months
Hospital onset C.diff • 30 Months
Hospital onset MRSA • 84 Months

Beaufort Memorial Hospital
SSI – Knee Replacement • 24 Months
SSI – Hip Replacement • 42 Months
SSI – Abdominal Hysterectomy • 42 Months

Bon Secours St. Francis Hospital
SSI – Hip Replacement • 72 Months
SSI – Hip Replacement • 12 Months
SSI – Colon Surgery • 12 Months
SSI – Knee Replacement • 12 Months

Carolina Pines Regional Medical Center
SSI – Knee Replacement • 24 Months
SSI – Colon Surgery • 18 Months
SSI – Abdominal Hysterectomy • 12 Months

Cherokee Medical Center
CLABSI • 42 Months
Hospital onset MRSA • 60 Months
SSI – Abdominal Hysterectomy • 12 Months
SSI – Knee Replacement • 12 Months
SSI – Hip Replacement • 12 Months

Coastal Carolina Hospital
CLABSI ICU • 88 Months
CLABSI MS • 54 Months
SSI – Knee Replacement • 48 Months
SSI – Hip Replacement • 60 Months
SSI – Abdominal Hysterectomy • 12 Months
Hospital onset MRSA • 12 Months

Colleton Medical Center
SSI – Hip Replacement • 60 Months
SSI – Knee Replacement • 66 Months
SSI – Abdominal Hysterectomy • 12 Months
SSI – Colon Surgery • 18 Months
Columbia VA Health Care System
SSI – Hip Replacement • 54 Months
CLABSI ICU and Non ICU • 18 Months

Conway Medical Center
SSI – Colon Surgery • 60 Months

Grand Strand Medical Center
CLABSI NSICU • 48 Months
CLABSI ICU-2S • 18 Months
CLABSI SICU • 12 Months
CLABSI CVICU • 30 Months
CLABSI ICU-1S • 18 • Months
SSI – Abdominal Hysterectomy • 12 Months

Hampton Regional Medical Center
SSI – Knee Replacement • 30 Months
Hospital onset C.diff • 18 Months
Hospital onset MRSA • 54 Months
SSI – Hip Replacement • 88 Months
CLABSI ICU • 88 Months
SSI – Colon Surgery • 88 Months

Hilton Head Hospital
CLABSI ICU • 12 Months
CLABSI ACU • 24 Months
SSI – Hip Replacement • 30 Months
SSI – Abdominal Hysterectomy • 78 Months
Hospital onset MRSA • 24 Months

KershawHealth
CLABSI ICU • 48 Months
SSI – Knee Replacement • 12 Months
SSI – Hip Replacement • 48 Month
SSI – Abdominal Hysterectomy • 60 Months

Lake City Community Hospital
CLABSI Hospital Wide • 54 Months
Hospital onset MRSA • 24 Months
Hospital onset C.diff • 36 Months
SSI – Knee Replacement • 48 Months
SSI – Hip Replacement • 48 Months

Lexington Medical Center
CLABSI SICU • 12 Months
CLABSI MICU • 12 Months
SSI – Hip Replacement • 12 Months

McLeod Health Cheraw
CLABSI ICU • 60 Months
Hospital onset MRSA • 12 Months
Hospital onset MRSA • 12 Months
SSI – Colon Surgery • 30 Months
SSI – Abdominal Hysterectomy • 36 Months
SSI – Knee Replacement • 18 Months

McLeod Health Clarendon
CLABSI ICU • 36 Months
SSI – Colon Surgery • 36 Months
SSI – Hip Replacement • 30 Months
SSI – Abdominal Hysterectomy • 36 Months
SSI – Knee Replacement • 36 Months
Hospital onset C.diff • 18 Months
Hospital onset MRSA • 30 Months

McLeod Health Darlington
Hospital onset C.diff • 18 Months
Hospital onset MRSA • 24 Months

McLeod Health Dillon
CLABSI ICU • 36 Months
SSI – Colon Surgery • 42 Months
SSI – Hip Replacement • 24 Months
SSI – Abdominal Hysterectomy • 48 Months
SSI – Knee Replacement • 12 Months
SSI – Knee Replacement • 12 Months

McLeod Health Loris
CLABSI ICU • 48 Months
Hospital onset MRSA • 48 Months
SSI – Colon Surgery • 30 Months
SSI – Abdominal Hysterectomy • 30 Months

McLeod Health Seacoast
CLABSI ICU • 12 Months
Hospital onset MRSA • 12 Months
SSI – Colon Surgery • 12 Months
SSI – Knee Replacement • 18 Months
SSI – Hip Replacement • 12 Months
SSI – Abdominal Hysterectomy • 12 Months

McLeod Regional Medical Center
CLABSI Oncology • 30 Months
CLABSI NICU • 42 Months
CLABSI HVICU • 42 Months
CLABSI MICU • 12 Months
CLABSI PICU • 66 Months
CLABSI TSCU • 12 Months
SSI – Abdominal Hysterectomy • 12 Months

MUSC Health Chester Medical Center
Hospital onset C.diff • 36 Months
CLABSI ICU • 84 Months
Hospital onset MRSA • 84 Months
SSI – Colon Surgery • 88 Months
SSI – Hip Replacement • 88 Months
SSI – Knee Replacement • 24 Months

MUSC Health Florence Medical Center
CLABSI CVICCU • 12 Months
CLABSI MICU • 24 Months
CLABSI SICU • 42 Months
SSI – Abdominal Hysterectomy • 30 Months
SSI – Colon Surgery • 18 Months
SSI – Knee Replacement • 78 Months
SSI – Hip Replacement • 66 Months

MUSC Health Florence
Rehabilitation Center
Hospital onset C.diff • 36 Months
Hospital onset MRSA • 60 Months

MUSC Health Lancaster Medical Center
CLABSI ICU • 18 Months
CLABSI CCU • 30 Months
SSI – Abdominal Hysterectomy • 24 Months
SSI – Hip Replacement • 24 Months
SSI – Knee Replacement • 60 Months

MUSC Health Marion Medical Center
CLABSI • 30 Months
SSI – Knee Replacement • 36 Months
SSI – Colon Surgery • 18 Months
Hospital onset C.diff • 12 Months
Hospital onset MRSA • 54 Months

MUSC Health University Medical Center
CLABSI A07E – Hematology Oncology • 24 Months
CLABSI C07B – Pediatric Hematology Oncology • 12 Months
CLABSI U8NI – Adult Neuro ICU• 12 Months
CLABSI MICU – Adult ICU • 12 Months

Newberry County Memorial Hospital
CLABSI ICU • 72 Months
SSI – Hip Replacement • 30 Months
SSI – Colon Surgery • 24 Months
SSI – Abdominal Hysterectomy • 88 Months
Hospital onset MRSA • 78 Months

Pelham Medical Center
CLABSI ICU • 72 Months
SSI – Abdominal Hysterectomy • 88 Months

Piedmont Medical Center
SSI – Knee Replacement • 66 Months
SSI – Abdominal Hysterectomy • 60 Months
CLABSI CCU 12 • Months
CLABSI CVICU • 12 Months
CLABSI Oncology • 30 Months

Prisma Health Baptist Easley Hospital
CLABSI ICU • 30 Months
SSI – Colon Surgery • 36 Months
SSI – Hip Replacement • 24 Months
SSI – Abdominal Hysterectomy • 18 Months

Prisma Health Baptist Hospital
CLABSI ICU • 12 Months

Prisma Health Baptist Parkridge Hospital
CLABSI ICU • 42 Months
SSI – Knee Replacement • 66 Months
SSI – Hip Replacement • 42 Months
SSI – Abdominal Hysterectomy • 30 Months

Prisma Health Greenville Memorial Hospital
SSI – Knee Replacement • 72 Months
CLABSI CVICU • 12 Months
CLABSI MSICU • 12 Months
CLABSI Neuro ICU • 18 Months
CLABSI Trauma ICU • 12 Months
CLABSI Bone Marrow Transplant Unit • 12 Months

Prisma Health Greer Memorial Hospital
CLABSI ICU • 88 Months
Hospital onset MRSA • 84 Months
SSI – Abdominal Hysterectomy • 36 Months
SSI – Colon Surgery • 66 Months
SSI – Knee Replacement • 66 Months

Prisma Health Hillcrest Hospital
CLABSI • 36 Months
CLABSI ICU • 54 Months

Prisma Health Laurens County Hospital
SSI – Knee Replacement • 30 Months
SSI – Hip Replacement • 42 Months
SSI – Colon Surgery • 48 Months
SSI – Abdominal Hysterectomy • 66 Months

Prisma Health Oconee Memorial Hospital
SSI – Hip Replacement • 12 Months

Prisma Health Patewood Hospital
Hospital onset MRSA • 54 Months
SSI – Abdominal Hysterectomy • 78 Months
Hospital onset C.diff • 54 Months

Prisma Health Richland Hospital
CLABSI NSICU • 12 Months
CLABSI CVICU • 12 Months
SSI – Knee Replacement • 18 Months
SSI – Hip Replacement • 18 Months

Prisma Health Tuomey Hospital
CLABSI 3 South • 24 Months
SSI – Knee Replacement • 12 Months
SSI – Hip Replacement • 24 Months

Providence Health – Northeast
CLABSI ICU • 48 Months
SSI – Knee Replacement • 12 Months
SSI – Hip Replacement • 12 Months
Hospital onset MRSA • 60 Months
Hospital onset C.diff • 24 Months

Ralph H Johnson VA Medical Center
SSI – Colon Surgery • 18 Months
Hospital onset MRSA • 12 Months
CLABSI SICU • 24 Months
CLABSI MICU • 72 Months
CLABSI Dialysis • 48 Months

Regional Medical Center
SSI – Abdominal Hysterectomy • 18 Months

Roper St. Francis Mount Pleasant Hospital
CLABSI • 72 Months
CLABSI 12 • Months
SSI – Hip Replacement • 12 Months
SSI – Colon Surgery • 12 Months
Hospital onset MRSA • 12 Months

Self Regional Healthcare
CLABSI ICU • 18 Months
CLABSI CICU • 18 Months
SSI – Knee Replacement • 12 Months
SSI – Hip Replacement • 12 Months
SSI – Abdominal Hysterectomy • 36 Months

Shriners Hospitals for Children
Hospital onset C.diff • 12 Months
Hospital onset MRSA • 84 Months

St. Francis Eastside
Hospital onset MRSA • 42 Months
CLABSI ICU • 84 Months

Summerville Medical Center
CLABSI ICU • 42 Months
CLABSI Hospital Wide • 12 Months
SSI – Knee Replacement • 12 Months
SSI – Hip Replacement • 18 Months
CLABSI NICU • 12 Months

Tidelands Georgetown Memorial Hospital
CLABSI ICU • 60 Months
CLABSI Hospital Wide • 30 Months
CLABSI Hospital Wide • 24 Months
Hospital onset MRSA 18 Months
SSI – Knee Replacement • 24 Months
SSI – Hip Replacement • 18 Months
SSI – Colon Surgery • 24 Months
SSI – Abdominal Hysterectomy • 24 Months

Tidelands Waccamaw Community Hospital
CLABSI ICU • 88 Months
CLABSI Hospital Wide • 12 Months
SSI – Hip Replacement • 12 Months
SSI – Abdominal Hysterectomy • 12 Months
CLABSI Hospital Wide • 54 Months
CLABSI Hospital Wide • 12 Months

Trident Medical Center
SSI – Knee Replacement • 18 Months

Union Medical Center
CLABSI Hospital wide • 48 Months
Hospital onset MRSA • 48 Months

Williamsburg Regional Hospital
CLABSI ICU • 78 Months
CLABSI Hospital • Wide 78 Months
Hospital onset C.diff • 24 Months
SSI – Colon Surgery • 30 Months
Hospital onset MRSA • 66 Months