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Date:
3/24/2009
Title:
Sacred Heart Hospital Hosts Patient Safety Training Day

FOR IMMEDIATE RELEASE
March 24, 2009
Contact: Lauren Fetterman
Publications Specialist – Marketing and Public Relations
610.776.4590 / lfetterm@shh.org


Sacred Heart Hospital Hosts Patient Safety Training Day

ALLENTOWN, PA – Sacred Heart Hospital will host annual Patient Safety Training Day this week. The public is encouraged to attend to learn more about being their own patient safety and health advocates.

Who: General Public and Sacred Heart Hospital Employees, Family, and Friends
When: Wednesday, March 25, 2009
Time: 7:00 a.m. – 5:00 p.m.
Where: Sacred Heart Hospital’s 2nd Floor Conference Center

Sacred Heart Hospital is committed to improving safety for all patients and dedicated to educating hospital staff about National Patient Safety Goals developed by The Joint Commission, the nation’s predominant standards-setting and accrediting body in health care.

During Patient Safety Training Day, hospital employees and the general public can visit numerous table displays and read and review handouts about different aspects of patient safety. Hospital staff will be available to answer any questions as well as educate visitors about specific patient safety topics, such as proper patient identification, infection prevention, medication safety, and fall prevention.

Sacred Heart Hospital is a 233-bed Catholic medical center located in central Allentown, Pa. Founded in 1912, Sacred Heart Hospital offers a wide range of advanced medical services ranging from acute rehabilitation to bariatric services to adult psychiatric services. A network of physician practices throughout Lehigh and Northampton Counties provide complete primary and pediatric medical care to the region’s residents. Sacred Heart Hospital is nationally recognized in case management, as a Center of Excellence in Bariatric Surgery, and its Transitional Care Facility was granted a Five-Star rating by the U.S. Centers for Medicare and Medicaid Services. Additional information is available at www.shh.org.