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CHSH Partner Wins Two Awards for Patient Safety

By Stacy Sutton

Lake Oconee, Greensboro, GA – January 9, 2019 – Clean Hands – Safe Hands announced today that its partner, The Medical Center, Navicent Health (MCNH), was recognized at the Georgia Hospital Association (GHA) Patient Safety and Quality Summit with two patient safety awards.

First, MCNH received the prestigious Circle of Excellence Award for cumulative excellence in patient safety over the last five years. This recognition is part of GHA’s Partnership for Health and Accountability (PHA) Quality and Patient Safety Award program. Healthcare organizations are recognized for their achievements in implementing evidence-based processes and best practices to reduce the risk of adverse outcomes and improving patient safety and quality.

Second, MCNH won the Josh Nahum Special Achievement Award in Infection Prevention and Control. After joining forces with the CDC, The Josh Nahum Award was established in 2007 by Victoria and Armando Nahum in memory of their son, who died from a healthcare-associated infection (HAI). The recipients are recognized for holding themselves to the highest standards in infection prevention and control.

MCNH was awarded The Josh Nahum Award due to its efforts to reduce HAIs in its organization. In addition to implementing best practices, the hospital installed the Clean Hands – Safe Hands system in several units, resulting in significant decreases in HAIs. Nancy Osborn, manager, infection prevention and epidemiology, accepted both awards on behalf of MCNH.

The 2019 Patient Safety and Quality Summit is held by the Georgia Hospital Association. GHA is a nonprofit trade association made up of member health systems, hospitals and individuals in administrative and decision-making positions within those institutions. Founded in 1929, GHA serves 173 hospitals in Georgia. Its purpose is to promote the health and welfare of the public through the development of better hospital care for all of Georgia’s citizens. For more information about GHA, visit

About Clean Hands – Safe Hands

Clean Hands – Safe Hands (CHSH) helps reduce HAIs by inspiring a personal-best approach to hand hygiene. Headquartered in Atlanta, the company began through a research consortium of the CDC, Emory University, Children’s Healthcare of Atlanta, the Georgia Institute of Technology and the Georgia Tech Research Institute. Knowing that the primary accepted method of direct observation is ineffectual in reducing HAIs, physicians and technologists worked together to develop an innovative solution to the real-world problem. The CHSH technology supports a unique, systematic process that drives behavioral change and delivers value to hospitals all along the journey to HAI reduction and prevention. For more information, visit


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