Focus Areas

Hospital Engagement Network (HEN)

The Partnership for Patients campaign (PfP) aims to reduce inpatient harm by 40 percent and avoidable readmissions by 20 percent over a two- to potentially three-year period. This national effort utilizes Hospital Engagement Networks to facilitate quality improvement work and provide technical assistance to hospitals.

The Colorado Hospital Association (CHA), in partnership with the American Hospital Association's Health Research and Educational Trust (HRET) and 33 other state hospital associations, submitted a proposal to serve as a Hospital Engagement Contractor for the PfP campaign. Our HRET Hospital Engagement Network (HEN) was awarded the largest contract to serve in this capacity, and upwards of $98 million has been allocated to our network to support this work and participating hospitals.

HEN Hospital Spotlight: Middle Park Medical Center - Kremmling

When one first walks into Middle Park Medical Center (MPMC) – Kremmling, it’s hard not to feel like you’re in a special place. The stony mountain peaks that flank this small hospital on all sides inspire the feeling that Earth itself has you tucked safely in its embrace. The views are impressive, but not at the heart of what make this place remarkable. Rather, it’s a small group of dedicated nurses lead by ED/IP nurse manager Mary Jo Hargadine and chief nursing officer Carmen Covington that make this Level IV critical access hospital so special. Click here for the full story.

In collaboration with HRET, CHA is employing three major strategies to drive improvement efforts and engage front-line staff and hospital leadership in this important work. These include engaging hospital and physician leadership; best practice models and cross-discipline education and training; and expanding quality improvement activities.

If you have any questions about the HEN, please contact CHA's patient safety department.

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