Delaware Valley Patient Safety and Quality Award

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 award recognizes hospitals and other providers for their innovative contributions in advancing patient care.

2017 Award Program

The following are the 2017 top three award winners with links to their award videos and project abstracts, followed by the entries placing in the top ten. HCIF would like to congratulate all of our 2017 award winners!

First Place: Thomas Jefferson University Hospitals

Initiative Title: Implementation of a Patient Blood Management Program 

Second Place: Aria – Jefferson Health

Initiative Title: Progressive Mobility: Evidence Based Program Improves Outcomes in Critically Ill Patients

Third Place: Temple University Health System

Initiative Title: SAFE-T (Sleep Awareness Family Education) Program

Entries Placing in the Top 10

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

2014 Award Program

The following are the 2014 top three award winners with links to their award videos and project abstracts:

First Place: Main Line Health

Initiative Title: Improving Mortality through Strategies that Drive Change in Culture and Behavior

Second Place: Hospital of the University of Pennsylvania

Initiative Title: Perfect Storm of Inpatient Communication Needs: An Innovative Solution 

Third Place: Thomas Jefferson University Hospital

Initiative Title: Do No Harm: Ensuring Medication Safety