Following the Plan
2017 marks the first year of SCHA’s new priorities under our strategic plan. We’ve spent the year aligning our efforts around our three focus areas: building healthier communities, delivering highly reliable care, and developing a healthy workforce.
Keeping Surgery Safe
2017 marked the culmination of a five-year project that led to the state’s hospitals becoming a national model for safe surgery. By implementing the World Health Organization’s Surgical Safety Checklist, SC hospitals improved outcomes and made headlines.
Building a Healthier Capitol
SCHA’s “A Healthier State House” campaign continued this year as we worked to engage state legislators, lobbyists and staff to improve wellness and make the South Carolina State House a healthier place to work, play and govern.
Working with Data
This year SCHA began developing Data Environmental Scans for our member hospitals. Each provides high-level data points in three focus areas – community building, reliability and workforce – that help streamline what resources and support SCHA can offer.
Growing SCHA Solutions
SCHA Solutions continued its mission in 2017 to help hospitals access quality products and services while enhancing revenue and cutting costs. We brought on new partners and realigned our sponsorship program to better serve our members.
Pursuing Zero Harm
Our Certified Zero Harm Awards program continues to recognize hospitals who are providing safe, highly reliable care. In 2017, South Carolina hospitals won a record-breaking 119 awards for extended periods of zero harm as certified by DHEC.
Representing SC in DC
From the American Health Care Act to the Graham-Cassidy proposal, SCHA and its members fought to protect access to care and preserve the safety net that so many South Carolinians rely on every day. When our voices are united, we can make a difference.
Improving Stroke Care
Our award-winning statewide stroke awareness campaign “How to Spot a Stroke F.A.S.T.” used social media-oriented videos, still advertising, and an educational website to increase public awareness of the signs of stroke.
Connecting Behavioral Health
South Carolina’s hospitals identified behavioral health as a major priority for building healthier communities. This year we were excited to launch the South Carolina Behavioral Health Coalition (SCBHC) and bring together statewide partners to address this critical issue.
Evolving Staffing Services
With another record year, the company founded by SCHA 15 years ago to provide supplemental staffing has evolved into a national provider of workforce solutions. We’ll have big news in 2018 as we relaunch the brand and work to solve the challenges of tomorrow.