Congratulations to the 2017 Delaware Valley Patient Safety and Quality Award Winners!

November 6, 2017

The Health Care Improvement Foundation (HCIF) has hosted the Delaware Valley Patient Safety and Quality Award for the past fifteen years. This program is one of many ways in which HCIF promotes best practices in health care patient safety and quality throughout the region.

The top 10 winners for this year’s award program demonstrated fulfillment of the award’s evaluation criteria, which includes significant and sustained improvement in quality or patient safety; innovation; leadership and organizational commitment to improvement; a multidisciplinary approach; and the potential for replication in other healthcare organizations.

We are pleased to announce this year’s first place goes to Thomas Jefferson University Hospitals for their initiative, Implementation of a Patient Blood Management Program.”  Second place goes to Aria – Jefferson Health for their initiative, Progressive Mobility: Evidence Based Program Improves Outcomes in Critically Ill Patients.”  Third place goes to Temple University Health System for their initiative,SAFE-T (Sleep Awareness Family Education) Program.” 

Please click here to watch the videos for these three winning initiatives.

Initiative Title: Implementation of a Patient Blood Management Program
Pictured: Joy Gould, Jay Herman, MD, Kate Flynn, Katy Loos, Rebecca O’Shea

Initiative Title: Progressive Mobility: Evidence Based Program Improves Outcomes in Critically Ill Patients
Pictured: Ashley Silverman, Cindy Rizzo, Kate Flynn, Bea Leyden, Jessica Pastushok Satinsky

Initiative Title: SAFE-T (Sleep Awareness Family Education at Temple) Program
Pictured: Kate Flynn, Megan Heere, MD, Elda Foster, Lillibeth Velasco, Cheryl Selden-Klein, Kim Hanson, Gail Herrine, Georgina Hurley

The following entries placed in the top ten:

Einstein Medical Center Montgomery
A Formal Process to Reduce Perioperative Pressure Injury

Einstein Medical Center Montgomery
Quality Improvement Project

Holy Redeemer Health System
Implementation of an Antimicrobial Stewardship Program in a Small Community Hospital

Mercy Health System
System-Wide Quality Sepsis Care: Outcome-Driven & Sustainable

Temple University Hospital
Engaging Unionized Front-Line Staff in Innovative Customer Service Training Strategies 

Temple University Hospital
Safer Surgery and RECOVER Improve Postoperative Respiratory Failure

Thomas Jefferson University Hospital
Implementation of an IV Workflow System to Reduce IV Preparation Errors

Thomas Jefferson University Hospitals
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