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SCHA’s 2022 Zero Harm Applications Portal Opens on July 11

July 6, 2022

South Carolina hospitals have come a long way over the last few decades when it comes to patient safety and quality of care, but we know it’s still the cornerstone of what our members pride themselves on.

Next Monday, July 11, our 2022 Zero Harm Awards Application portal will open for submissions for the expanded slate of awards that, in different ways, recognize our member hospitals in their commitment to zero harm and their journey to more highly reliable care. Those awards as currently constructed include:

We know that our members’ time is valuable, so we’ve been working hard to make the application for the Zero Harm awards as painless as possible, including an easy save feature and an ability to build upon last year’s applications in some instances.   For more information on the awards, including last year’s webinar explaining how to use the portal, a FAQ document, and additional resources, go to You can also contact Nan Carter with any questions at

The Zero Harm portal will open next Monday, July 11, and will close at 5 pm on August 17. The portal will be accessible starting Monday at All member hospitals are eligible and encouraged to apply.