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Health & Wellness Extravaganza

Wabash General Hospital will be hosting a Health & Wellness Extravaganza on Tuesday, February 28th.  The event will be held in the hospital boardroom/classroom from 11:00 a.m – 2:00 p.m.  Wabash General Hospital, along with several businesses in the community, will be displaying their products and/or services to help promote a healthier lifestyle.  Wabash General Hospital will be offering FREE blood pressure checks and bone density screenings.  Also, the lab will check your blood glucose and cholesterol levels at a discounted rate.  Payment will need to be made the day of service.  There will be a lot of giveaways and door prizes so stop by and check it out!  Everyone is invited to attend this event.  Invite your friends and family, too. 

If you would like to participate in this event, or if you would like additional information, please contact our wellness clinician, Caryn Selby, PA-C at 618-263-6192.  She will be happy to answer any questions you may have.  

WGH Ranks in the Top 20 Hospitals in the Hospital Engagement Network

Wabash General Hospital is pleased to announce it was one of the top 20 performing hospitals in the Hospital Engagement Network (HEN 2.0) according to the Illinois Hospital Association Scoring System.

The American Hospital Association/Health Research & Educational Trust Hospital Engagement Network 2.0 (AHA/HRET HEN 2.0) project, a part of the Partnership for Patients (PfP) Campaign, has been in action since September 2015 pursuing the goals of reducing hospital acquired conditions by 40% and readmissions by 20% by September 23, 2016.  Throughout the course of this one-year project, the AHA/HRET HEN 2.0 hospitals have prevented over 34,000 harms and have saved nearly $300 million in associated costs.  The AHA/HRET HEN 2.0 team has supported a network of over 1,500 hospitals across 34 states through hosting virtual and in-person education events, maintaining a website with hundreds of resources and tools, providing intensive training to over 900 hospital staff who participated in the Action Leader Fellowship and maintaining a database of over 340,000 data points collected to track and trend the improvement of patient care of all applicable topics for all hospitals.  For more information regarding the AHA/HRET HEN 2.0 project, please visit www.hret-hen.org.

With this achievement, WGH was rewarded with a free attendance to the IHI National Forum on Quality Improvement in Healthcare held at the beginning of December in Orlando, Florida.  This conference was an opportunity to network with nearly 6,000 healthcare professionals and gain actionable ideas for our organization.  It was also an opportunity to play a part in effecting real change in health care quality and safety.

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