The Health Care Improvement Foundation (HCIF) is proud to have hosted the Excellence in Health Care Awards (previously Delaware Valley Patient Safety & Quality Award) for over 20 years. The Awards program is one of the unique ways in which HCIF promotes and disseminates best practices in health care patient safety, quality, and health equity throughout the region. At HCIF, we are committed to supporting just, equitable, and high quality care. This year, we are inviting improvement teams to submit their most innovative, equitable, and effective initiatives that have advanced patient safety and quality at their organizations. Additionally, we welcome initiatives that promote workforce wellness in the face of staffing shortages and that meaningfully incorporate patients and families.
Organizations that contribute to HCIF’s Partnership for Patient Care (PPC) program – whether freestanding or within a multi-entity system – are eligible to submit up to 4 entries for projects undertaken at each site. In addition, a healthcare system may submit up to 4 entries for system-wide projects that span multiple sites. All entries will be submitted via a web-based platform and will be judged on specific criteria, outlined on page two. Judging will be conducted by administrative, clinical, and community leaders with expertise in quality/safety, health equity, and patient engagement from regional healthcare organizations, who will be reviewing entries in summer 2023.
Entries must be submitted online by May 26, 2023.