For the second year in a row, Schneck Medical Center documented no major medical errors as part of a statewide reporting system created to identify, reduce and prevent medical mistakes from occurring.
In 2011, the Seymour hospital, which serves Jackson and surrounding counties, performed 10,477 procedures with no reportable events, according to the annual Medical Errors report released Monday by the Indiana Department of Health.
Reportable events include wrong-site surgery, falls and medication errors, among other things, that cause patient death or disability.
St. Vincent Jennings Hospital in North Vernon also reported no errors out of 653 procedures, and Columbus Regional Hospital reported three care management issues resulting from patients acquiring pressure ulcers or bedsores after admission. Columbus Regional performed the most procedures of the three area hospitals with 12,765.
The sixth annual report showed a slight decline in the number of errors reported from the state’s nearly 300 hospitals, ambulatory surgery centers and abortion clinics, dropping from a record of 107 in 2010 to 100 in 2011.
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