Congratulations to the 2018 Delaware Valley Patient Safety and Quality Award Winners!

November 6, 2018

November 6, 2018

The Health Care Improvement Foundation (HCIF) has hosted the Delaware Valley Patient Safety and Quality Award for the past sixteen 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 Einstein Medical Center Montgomery for their initiative, “Preventing Opioid-Induced Ventilatory Impairment (OIVI) in Medical Surgical Patients.” Second place goes to Penn Medicine for their initiative, “ICU Liberation: Executing the ‘ABCDEF’ Bundle Daily.” Third place goes to Abington Hospital – Jefferson Health for their initiative, “Reducing Postoperative Complications: An Interdisciplinary Approach to Early and Consistent Ambulation.

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

Einstein Medical Center Montgomery Team with HCIF President  

Pictured: Tom Hennessy, Elicia Jackson, Kate Flynn, Scott Alcott, Tom Cleary, Monica Nash, AnnMarie Papa, Amber Delp

Penn Medicine Team with HCIF President

Pictured: Margarete Pierce, Paul Junker, Steve Gudowski, Barry Fuchs, MD, Juliane Jablonski, Kate Flynn, Jessica Gregoire, Venkat Panchanadam

Abington Hospital – Jefferson Health Team with HCIF President

Pictured: Karen Perez, Kelly Laumann, Kate Flynn, Megan Reinhart

The following entries placed in the top ten:

Abington Hospital – Jefferson Health
Using Technology for Follow-Up Radiology Report Recommendations of Lung Nodules

Einstein Medical Center Montgomery
Integrating Positive Blood Culture PCR Testing and Antimicrobial Stewardship Decreases Unnecessary Antibiotic Treatment and Hospital Costs

Fox Chase Cancer Center
Your Choice, Your Voice: Collection of Advance Directive Documentation

Jefferson Health
Engaging Patients and Caregivers during Chemotherapy through Digital Technology

Mercy Catholic Medical Center
Opiate Utilization & Pain Management Reduction from Acute Care to the Community

Pennsylvania Hospital
Early Recovery for Isolated Coronary Artery Bypass Graft (CABG) Surgery (ERACS): Initiating an “On Table Extubation” (OTE) program and reducing postoperative length of stay (postop LOS)

Temple University Hospital
Utilizing an Alternative Care Site for Low Acuity Emergency Department Visits

HCIF Multi-Sector Collaboration
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