CPRMC Chief Nursing Officer Christy Moody Receives Prestigious ‘Drive to Zero Harm Leadership Award’ From South Carolina Hospital Association
January 25, 2024
Christy Moody, Chief Nursing Officer (CNO) at Carolina Pines Regional Medical Center (CPRMC), was recently named the recipient of the South Carolina Hospital Association’s annual “Drive to Zero Harm Leadership Award,” one of the highest honors bestowed upon a healthcare professional by the organization.
The Drive to Zero Harm Leadership Award recognizes and celebrates leaders who strive for Zero Harm at every level of their organization. Past recipients of this award are leaders who model excellence in promoting a high-reliability culture in their organizations. Candidates are nominated locally and nominations are reviewed and scored by outside reviewers.
“This leadership award is a win for all of the team members at CPRMC. Our hospital has been on an intentional journey to create a sustainable culture of safety for all of our patients and staff,” said Moody. “Our leadership team under the guidance of Bill Little, CEO and Dr. Brian Sponseller, CMO made becoming a highly reliable organization a strategic priority for our hospital over six years ago.”
Moody, MSN, RN, CCRN, CPPS has built a team at CPRMC that is fully focused on and committed to achieving the highest quality care in the safest environment possible.
“I’m honored, humbled, and truly excited about the award,” added Moody. “It’s certainly a highlight for me personally, and it reflects the incredible commitment and dedication of our teams to put patient safety above all else. ‘Zero Harm’ is a guiding principle at our hospital, and this and other awards affirm that Carolina Pines continues to deliver high-quality care in a safe environment to the community we serve.”
“We are so appreciative of Christy, our nursing staff, and our entire team, and thank the SCHA for recognizing their outstanding work to create the safest environment possible for healing and well-being,” said Bill Little, CEO of Carolina Pines Regional Medical Center. “This award caps off an incredible year for Carolina Pines, a year in which we were named a Top General Hospital by The Leapfrog Group and a Top Community Hospital by Becker’s; earned Gold Seal Approval® Certifications from The Joint Commission for our Heart Failure Program and our Total Knee and Hip Replacement Program; and our employed Medical Practice attained recognition as a Patient-Centered Medical Home from the National Center for Quality Assurance. We have built a strong foundation of excellence at our hospital and hope to build upon it in 2024.”
The Drive to Zero Harm Leadership Award recognizes and celebrates leaders who strive for Zero Harm at every level of their organization. Award winners have a demonstrated track record of commitment to creating sustainable cultures of safety throughout their healthcare system.
The Leadership Award as well as the broader Zero Harm Awards are rooted in SCHA’s Zero Harm High-Reliability Blueprint, which is based on the American College of Healthcare Executives and the IHI/NPSF Lucian Leape Institute’s “Leading a Culture of Safety: A Blueprint for Success.” The leadership award reflects the leadership benchmarks established in this white paper as essential on the journey to high reliability, even when the individual is often at least one step removed from clinical practice. The six benchmarks are: Vision for Safety; Trust and Respect; Board Engagement; Leadership Development; Just Culture; and Behavioral Expectations.
“We are looking for leaders that truly make the goal of zero harm an overarching priority in all that they do,” says Karen Reynolds, Executive Director of Innovation at SCHA. “That means creating and supporting a compelling vision for safety; building trust, showing respect, and promoting inclusion with staff, patients and families. It also means actively participating in opportunities like safety huddles, integrating Just Culture principles, and modeling safety mindfulness for clinicians and the entire workforce.”
The South Carolina Hospital Association created South Carolina’s Zero Harm program in collaboration with The Duke Endowment and The Joint Commission Center for Transforming Health to support statewide efforts to create a culture of high reliability and reduce harm in our healthcare facilities. For each award that the SCHA gives, hospitals must eliminate or avoid specific preventable hospital-acquired infections over an extended period of time, and that data must be independently verified by South Carolina’s Department of Health and Environmental Control.
Along with Christy Moody’s recognition, Carolina Pines Regional Medical Center earned the following awards in this year’s Zero Harm honors:
CPRMC’s 2023 Zero Harm Clinical Awards:
- Surgical Site Infection (SSI) – Colon Surgery
- SSI – Abdominal Hysterectomy
- CLASBSI – Hospital Wide
- CLASBSI – ICU.
CPRMC’s Drive to Zero Harm Priority Awards:
- The Drive to Zero Suicide Award was created to recognize South Carolina hospitals that have become increasingly committed to incorporating suicide prevention and behavioral health into their patient safety and quality efforts.
- The Drive to Zero Workplace Violence Award recognizes that healthcare workers are at increased risk of workplace violence due to a number of factors, and addressing this danger is essential to creating a culture of safety and respect in our facilities.
- The Drive to Zero Disparities Award is given to facilities that are working to reduce health disparities and promote health equity for patients.
For more information, please visit SCHA.org/zeroharm.
About Carolina Pines Regional Medical Center
As part of the ScionHealth network of hospitals, Carolina Pines Regional Medical Center (CPRMC) provides high-quality healthcare services to the people of several counties in northeastern South Carolina. Patients have come to rely on our experienced, skilled staff and physicians to provide them with the highest level of care and compassion. Through the facilities on our campus, including a 116-bed acute care hospital and an adjoining medical office building, we provide comprehensive services with two things in mind: the care and comfort of our patients. Learn more about CPRMC at www.cprmc.com.
The South Carolina Hospital Association (SCHA) is committed to making South Carolina one of the nation’s healthiest states by helping our hospitals and health systems provide the best care possible. We advocate for sound healthcare policies and legislation, facilitate collaboration to tackle problems that none of us could solve alone, find and share innovations and best practices, and provide data, education and business solutions to help our members better serve their patients and communities.
SCHA is a private, not-for-profit organization founded in 1921 to serve as the collective voice of the state’s hospital community. Today, it comprises approximately 100 member hospitals and health systems and 900 personal members.