Delaware Valley Patient Safety and Quality Award

The Health Care Improvement Foundation (HCIF) has hosted the Delaware Valley Patient Safety and Quality Award since 2002. 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.

 

For the past twenty years, HCIF has hosted the Delaware Valley Patient Safety and Quality Award. In that time, HCIF is proud to have received around 600 entries from participating hospitals, awarded $100,000+ in grants, and recognized over 150 winners.

The award showcases initiatives that can be replicated throughout the region, and demonstrates both interdisciplinary collaboration and the commitment of senior leadership. The judging process is completed by a panel of quality and patient safety leaders, now including criteria regarding health equity and patient and family engagement.

The following are the 2022 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 2022 award winners! 

First Place: Temple University Hospital Recognition Video | Poster Presentation

“Delivering Equitable Care Through a Community Health Worker Driven Multi-Visit Patient (MVP) Program”

Second Place: Fox Chase Cancer Center Recognition Video | Poster Presentation

“Cart Smart – Reimagining the Emergency Code Cart Readiness Process”

Third Place: Hospital of the University of Pennsylvania Recognition Video | Poster Presentation

“QI Initiative to Address Inequities in Breastfeeding Initiation Rates in the Newborn Nursery: Work in Progress”

Top 10

Doylestown Hospital Poster Presentation

“Solving Communication Gaps by Establishing a Family Advisory Council in Neonatal Intensive Care”

Hospital of the University of Pennsylvania Poster Presentation

“A Targeted Discharge Planning Process for High-Risk Readmissions: Improving Health Equity”

Hospital of the University of Pennsylvania Poster Presentation

“Reducing Race-Based Disparities in Inpatient Access to Subspecialty Pulmonary Care”

Lankenau Medical Center Poster Presentation

“Early Sepsis Recognition and Improvement in Core Measure Bundle Compliance”

Main Line Health Poster Presentation

“Addressing Food Insecurity in Our Communities”

Main Line Health Poster Presentation

“Inpatient and Ambulatory Care Collaboration to Decrease Readmissions of Patients with Congestive Heart Failure”

Penn Medicine Poster Presentation

“Addressing Disparities in Colorectal Cancer screening via Proactive Panel Management in Primary Care”

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The following are the 2020-2021 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 2020-2021 award winners! 

First Place: Doylestown Hospital Recognition Video | 2021 PPC Summit Presentation

Innovations to Optimize Monoclonal Antibody Infusions for COVID-19

Second Place: Pennsylvania Hospital Recognition Video | 2021 PPC Summit Presentation

Management of Sepsis in the Emergency Department

Third Place*: Einstein Medical Center Montgomery Recognition Video | 2021 PPC Summit Presentation

We "PICC" Sherlock!

Third Place*: Penn Medicine Recognition Video | 2021 PPC Summit Presentation

Health System Virtual Safety Nets (VSNs) for Community Crisis

*These intiatives tied for third place. 

 

Entries Placing in the Top 10

Abington Jefferson Health Video | Infographic

Cyber Security Readiness: Stress Testing Digital Darkness Downtime Procedures with in-situ Simulation-based Failure Modes Effects Analysis

Chester County Hospital Video

A Collaborative Approach to the Implementation of High Sensitivity Troponin I Assay

Einstein Medical Center Montgomery Video | Infographic

Creating a Successful and Sustainable Perioperative Pressure Injury Reduction Bundle

Einstein Medical Center Montgomery Video | Infographic

Using Human Factors to Ensure Proper Storage and Administration for Light Sensitive Medications

Holy Redeemer Hospital Video | Infographic

Baseline Biomarkers and COVID-19: A Surveillance Initiative

Main Line Health Video | Infographic

Prevention of Retained Vaginal Sponges After Birth in the Inpatient Obstetrical Setting

 

2020-2021 Award Program

The following are the 2020-2021 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 2020-2021 award winners! 

First Place: Doylestown Hospital Recognition Video | 2021 PPC Summit Presentation

Innovations to Optimize Monoclonal Antibody Infusions for COVID-19

Second Place: Pennsylvania Hospital Recognition Video | 2021 PPC Summit Presentation

Management of Sepsis in the Emergency Department

Third Place*: Einstein Medical Center Montgomery Recognition Video | 2021 PPC Summit Presentation

We "PICC" Sherlock!

Third Place*: Penn Medicine Recognition Video | 2021 PPC Summit Presentation

Health System Virtual Safety Nets (VSNs) for Community Crisis

*These intiatives tied for third place. 

 

Entries Placing in the Top 10

Abington Jefferson Health Video | Infographic

Cyber Security Readiness: Stress Testing Digital Darkness Downtime Procedures with in-situ Simulation-based Failure Modes Effects Analysis

Chester County Hospital Video

A Collaborative Approach to the Implementation of High Sensitivity Troponin I Assay

Einstein Medical Center Montgomery Video | Infographic

Creating a Successful and Sustainable Perioperative Pressure Injury Reduction Bundle

Einstein Medical Center Montgomery Video | Infographic

Using Human Factors to Ensure Proper Storage and Administration for Light Sensitive Medications

Holy Redeemer Hospital Video | Infographic

Baseline Biomarkers and COVID-19: A Surveillance Initiative

Main Line Health Video | Infographic

Prevention of Retained Vaginal Sponges After Birth in the Inpatient Obstetrical Setting

 

2018 Award Program

The following are the 2018 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 2018 award winners!

First Place: Einstein Medical Center Montgomery

Initiative Title: Preventing Opioid-Induced Ventilatory Impairment (OIVI) in Medical Surgical Patients

Second Place: Penn Medicine

Initiative Title: ICU Liberation: Executing the “ABCDEF” Bundle Daily

Third Place: Abington - Jefferson Health

Initiative Title: Reducing Postoperative Complications: An Interdisciplinary Approach to Early and Consistent Ambulation

 

Entries Placing in the Top 10

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

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.

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