LifePoint, Andalusia Regional Hospital decrease hospital-acquired ailments

Published By: Andalusia Star News • 06/03/2014 3:09 PM

Andalusia Regional Hospital and its parent company, Lifepoint Hospitals, have made significant progress in reducing hospital-acquired conditions through its participation in a national study to address the issue.

ARH interim CEO Steve Selzer said Friday that LifePoint was among 26 organizations selected by the Centers for Medicare & Medicaid Services (CMS) to participated in a hospital engagement network to address this national problem.

Typically, Selzer said, hospital acquired conditions would be “something the patient did not have when they came in – either from a fall, or developing pneumonia or other infection.

“We’ve seen really significant reductions in the numbers,” Selzer said.

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