Eliminate Ventilator-Associated Pneumonia

Maryland's hospitals have an opportunity to be a national leader in making the delivery of care safer for patients by piloting this national program to eliminate ventilator-associated pneumonia.

Along with our friends in Pennsylvania, Maryland is the first to be invited to pilot a groundbreaking approach for reducing ventilator-associated pneumonia.  The program we help initiate will be the seed of a national improvement program modeled after the On the CUSP efforts.  The Maryland Hospital Association (MHA) and the Hospital Association of Pennsylvania are working closely with The Johns Hopkins Armstrong Institute for Patient Safety and Quality to launch this first round of the effort, in anticipation of the program moving into all 50 states.

Recordings of onboarding calls are available at the Johns Hopkins Armstrong Institute for Patient Safety and Quality Portal.

The following hospitals are participating in the Eliminate Ventilator-Associated Pneumonia effort:

  • Bon Secours Baltimore Health System
  • Holy Cross Hospital
  • Howard County General Hospital
  • Johns Hopkins Bayview Medical Center
  • The Johns Hopkins Hospital and Health System
  • Laurel Regional Hospital
  • MedStar Franklin Square Medical Center
  • MedStar St. Mary's Hospital
  • MedStar Union Memorial Hospital
  • Meritus Medical Center
  • Prince George's Hospital Center
  • Saint Agnes Hospital
  • Sinai Hospital of Baltimore
  • Suburban Hospital
  • University of Maryland Medical Center
  • University of Maryland Shore Medical Center at Dorchester
  • University of Maryland Shore Medical Center at Easton
  • Western Maryland Health System

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