The Children’s Hospitals’ Solutions for Patient Safety National Children’s Network represents the most herculean effort to date by children’s hospitals to create a universally safe and healing environment for all children who are in our care.
With the creation of the SPS National Children’s Network – funded in part by the Cardinal Health Foundation, Children’s Hospital Association and the federal Partnership for Patients initiative – leaders from 100+ children’s hospitals stepped forward and committed to clear, shared network goals of harm reduction by December 31, 2018:
- 40 percent reduction in Hospital-Acquired Conditions (HACs)
- 20 percent reduction in 7-Day Readmissions
- 50 percent reduction in Serious Safety Events (SSEs)
- 25 percent reduction in DART—Days Away Restricted or Transferred (by June 2019)
To achieve these goals, CEOs, hospital boards of trustees and clinical leaders are aligning their organizational goals with the network harm reduction goals in a way that is transforming the safety and quality of care delivered in children’s hospitals. Learn more about How We Work.