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Suburban Community Hospital Recognized for Excellence in Patient Safety


East Norriton, PA (January 18, 2023) – Suburban Community Hospital has received statewide recognition for its stellar performance ensuring patients’ safety.

The recognition honors Pennsylvania’s top-performing hospitals that have demonstrated low rates of health care-associated infections.

We are honored to receive this recognition at Suburban Community Hospital as it demonstrates our values and commitment to safety for our staff, patients, visitors, and community,” said James Hazlett, Chief Nursing Officer of Suburban Community Hospital. “Thank you to all of our employees and medical staff for their loyalty and dedication in providing the safest and highest quality care to our patients and their families.”

“HAP is proud to recognize the hospital teams and leaders who demonstrated extraordinary work to protect patient safety—even as they were strained by the COVID-19 pandemic and a historic health care workforce crisis,” HAP President and CEO Andy Carter said. “These talented teams exemplify the commitment that all health care professionals make to ensuring patients receive safe and high-quality care.”

The 2022 Excellence in Patient Safety Recognition recipients are:

  • Geisinger Bloomsburg Hospital
  • Geisinger St. Luke’s Hospital
  • Holy Redeemer Hospital
  • Jefferson Abington Hospital
  • Lehigh Valley Hospital – Pocono
  • Penn Highlands Brookville
  • Penn Highlands Elk
  • Riddle Hospital
  • St Luke’s Hospital – Lehighton Campus
  • Luke’s Hospital – Allentown Campus
  • Luke’s Hospital – Easton Hospital
  • Luke’s Hospital – Monroe Campus
  • Luke’s Hospital – Sacred Heart Campus
  • Luke’s University Hospital – Bethlehem Campus
  • Luke’s Hospital – Anderson Campus
  • Suburban Community Hospital
  • UPMC Bedford
  • UPMC Somerset
  • Warren General Hospital
  • WellSpan Good Samaritan Hospital
  • Westmoreland Hospital – Excela Health

HAP is recognizing twenty-one hospitals this year based on their performance during 2021. HAP identifies top-performing hospitals using data from the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention’s National Healthcare Safety Network. To be recognized, hospitals must perform better than the mean standardized infection ratio in three key measures: central line-associated bloodstream infections, catheter-associated urinary tract infections, and Clostridioides difficile infections.

Learn more about the Excellence in Patient Safety program online.

About HAP:  HAP is a statewide membership services organization that represents 235 hospitals as well as the patients and communities they serve. Additional information about HAP is available online.

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About Suburban Community Hospital: Suburban Community Hospital is a not-for-profit, acute care hospital, and a member of the Prime Healthcare Foundation, a 501(c)(3) public charity. For over 65 years, Suburban Community Hospital has been delivering quality healthcare to Montgomery County and the surrounding region. Suburban Community Hospital, originally named Riverview Hospital, opened in 1944. Chartered at 740 Sandy Street in Norristown, PA, Riverview Osteopathic Hospital would provide medical and surgical services to the sick, afflicted, and injured, and would educate persons in the care and nursing. As part of Prime Healthcare Services, headquartered in Ontario, California, Suburban Community Hospital is focused on becoming one of the leaders in technology.

Prime Healthcare is an award-winning hospital management company operating 45 acute care hospitals in 14 states, including Roxborough Memorial Hospital in Philadelphia, Lower Bucks Hospital in Bucks County, and Suburban Community Hospital in Montgomery County.

About Prime Healthcare and Prime Healthcare Foundation: Prime Healthcare is an award-winning health system operating 45 hospitals and more than 300 outpatient locations in 14 states, providing over 2.6 million patient visits annually. It is one of the nation’s leading health systems with nearly 50,000 employees and physicians dedicated to providing the highest quality healthcare. Fourteen of the Prime Healthcare hospitals are members of the Prime Healthcare Foundation, a 501(c)(3) not-for-profit public charity. Based in Ontario, California, Prime Healthcare is nationally recognized for award-winning quality care and has been named a Top 10 and Top 15 Health System by IBM Watson Health. Its hospitals have been named among the nation’s “100 Top Hospitals” 58 times and have received more Patient Safety Excellence Awards from Healthgrades than any other health system in the past six years. To learn more, please visit