Continuously Improving Health Care Quality, Patient Safety and Service in Kentucky Through Collaborations

Delivering the right care at the right time in the right setting is the core mission of Kentucky hospitals. The Kentucky Hospital Association (KHA) is committed to helping members improve the quality of care they provide every day. The Association has multiple initiatives and resources to further this goal. is dedicated entirely to the quality programs in which KHA and member hospitals are currently engaged. Hospital teams can access resources, toolkits, recordings of educational events and more. Community members can see the hard work Kentucky’s hospitals are doing to improve they care they provide.

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OUR Programs

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Kentucky Rising Stars

A quality initiative designed to help Kentucky’s acute care and critical access hospitals achieve a designation of exceptional quality.
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Collaborating with hospitals to improve patient safety, public health, health care quality & more.
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Infection Prevention

The Infection Prevention program exists to serve as a resource for infection preventionists and other healthcare personnel.
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Images of doctor with patient, medicine, newborn baby


The Hospital Rate Improvement Program (HRIP) makes it possible for hospitals to draw down more federal funds so that Medicaid reimbursements will be closer to the average commercial rate rather than the Medicare rate of reimbursement. 

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Kentucky Perinatal Quality Collaborative

Working to improve the quality of care during pregnancy, delivery and the first year of life.
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KY Statewide Opioid Stewardship

This initiative focuses on reducing opioid overprescribing and improving safe opioid use.
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Community Coalitions

KHA is partnering with Alliant Health Solutions to provide Partnership for Community Health (PCH) Community Coalitions across the state.
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The Kentucky Sepsis Consortium is working with hospitals statewide to reduce the morbidity and mortality caused by sepsis. 

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