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Hospital health and safety campaign unveiled in Contra Costa County
The Mercury News

Reducing hospitals’ mistakes and averting dangerous and costly readmissions are the foremost goals of a regional initiative launched Friday in the East Bay. Partnership for Patients, a $1 billion component of the federal Affordable Care Act passed in 2010, calls for a 40 percent decline in the number of preventable hospital-acquired conditions and a 20 percent drop in hospital readmissions related to avoidable complications.