UnityPoint Health® – Grinnell Regional Medical Center has been awarded the 2018 ServiShare Safety Performance award due to remarkably low — less than two injuries per 100 full time employees — employee injury rates in 2017. The criterion for this award is standardized into an “incidents per 100 full-time employees” ratio, making it possible for GRMC to be compared to hospitals of all sizes.
With these stringent ServiShare requirements, only five hospitals in the Iowa Hospital Association met the qualification. GRMC came in below the requirement with 1.6 injuries per 100 full time employees! According to data from the Occupational Safety and Health Administration (OSHA), the national average for 2017 was 27 injuries per 100 full-time employees while the Iowa average was 4.5 incidents per 100 full-time employees.
“Well done to all our employees who worked safely in 2017 — keep it up for 2018!” says Sheryl Rutledge, GRMC director of occupational medicine.