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Published on Jun 16, 2011
Kathleen Sebelius, Health and Human Services Secretary, visits Henry Ford Hospital. She is traveling around the country to highlight a new initiative, Partnership for Patients. The goals of Partnership for Patients are to reduce hospital infection rate by 40% and to reduce readmissions by 20% over the next 3 years. Henry Ford's No Harm Campaign is one of the Nation's leaders in this initiative to improve cost efficiency and safety. For more on Kathleen Sebelius' visit to Henry Ford, go to http://www.henryford.com/body.cfm?id=...
About Partnership for Patients
The Partnership for Patients: Better Care, Lower Costs is a new public-private partnership that will help improve the quality, safety and affordability of health care for all Americans. Using as much as $1 billion in new funding provided by the Affordable Care Act and leveraging a number of ongoing programs, the Department of Health and Human Services (HHS) will work with a wide variety of public and private partners to achieve the two core goals of this partnership -- keeping patients from getting injured or sicker in the health care system and helping patients heal without complication by improving transitions from acute-care hospitals to other care settings, like home or a skilled nursing facility. Beyond reducing harm caused in hospitals, the Partnership for Patients is an important test of what can occur when the nation acts as one to address a major national health problem. For more information on Partnership for Patients, visit http://www.healthcare.gov/center/prog...
About Henry Ford Health System
Henry Ford Health System (HFHS) is a Michigan not-for-profit corporation governed by a 22-member Board of Trustees. Advisory and affiliate boards comprising 129 Trustee volunteer leaders provide vital links to the communities served by the System. HFHS is managed by Chief Executive Officer Nancy M. Schlichting.
HFHS is one of the nation's leading comprehensive, integrated health systems. It provides health insurance and health care delivery, including acute, specialty, primary and preventive care services backed by excellence in research and education. For more information, visit http://www.henryford.com