Louisiana celebrates the National Patient
Louisiana's community hospitals provide safe
and quality-driven care to their patients on a priority basis.
They have initiatives like the Louisiana Hospital Association Research and Education
Foundation's Hospital Engagement Network, where health care providers have made
great progress in implementing scientifically proven practices in making
patient care safe.
hospitals receive resources and training through this initiative and other
Hospital Engagement Networks. This not only provides safer care to patients but
brings down costs and helps the efficient running of the hospital.
hospitals focus on reducing catheter- associated urinary tract infections,
surgical site infections and infections
caused by ventilator usage. The health care community is dedicated to deliver
maternity hospitals in the state work on having less than 3% early elective
deliveries. This reduces visits to the neonatal intensive care units.
Hannah Punitha (IRDA
Licence Number: 2710062)
A. Matessino, March 2013