Ten HIIN Hospitals Made a Difference

Ten Massachusetts hospital received certificates of appreciation recently thanking them for their participation in the national Hospital Improvement Innovation Network (HIIN) and their success in reducing patient harm. More than 4,000 hospitals were part of one of the 16 HIINs created nationwide in 2017. MHA helped coordinate the Massachusetts effort whose goal was to reduce all-cause preventable harm by 20% and readmissions by 2%. Nationally, the HIIN program has contributed to 16,075 lives saved, 151,734 fewer patient harms, and $1.233 billion in cost savings. The 10 Massachusetts hospitals participating in the HIIN were: Brigham and Women’s Faulkner Hospital, Cooley Dickinson Health, Harrington Hospital, Hebrew Senior Life, Lawrence General Hospital, Milford Regional Medical Center, Newton-Wellesley Hospital, Sturdy Memorial Hospital, Signature Healthcare Brockton Hospital, and VA Boston Healthcare.