Call for Entries Now Open for 2022 Safety & Quality Award Program!

April 11, 2022

The Health Care Improvement Foundation (HCIF) is proud to have hosted the Delaware Valley Patient Safety and Quality Award for the past 20 years. The Award program is one of the unique ways in which HCIF promotes and disseminates best practices in health care patient safety and quality throughout the region. At HCIF, we are committed to supporting a healthcare system that is just, equitable, and high quality. This year, we are expanding our call for submissions and invite improvement teams to submit their most innovative patient safety and quality improvement initiatives that seek to embed patient and family engagement and/or health equity (e.g., focused on underserved communities; addressed healthcare disparities in our health system; etc). Additionally, we continue to welcome initiatives that pertain to COVID-19 response and workforce wellness.

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 (linked here) and will be judged on specific criteria, outlined on page two of the linked PDF found below. We are again inviting clinical, quality/safety, and administrative leaders from regional healthcare organizations to serve as judges and participate in the initial review of award entries in Summer 2022. Entries must be submitted online by May 27, 2022.

Please click here for further details. If you have any questions about this year’s award process, please contact Cassidy Tarullo,

2019 Partnership for Patient Care Annual Report

June 24, 2020

Each year, HCIF prepares a Partnership for Patient Care (PPC) report highlighting the previous year’s programs, accomplishments and contributors. Click below for the 2019 Partnership for Patient Care Annual Report.  Many thanks to the individuals and organizations that continue to support and participate in PPC.

UPDATE: PPC Leadership Summit Has Been Postponed

March 10, 2020

Due to the Coronavirus (COVID-19) and impending restrictions on travel and large professional gatherings, HCIF has decided to postpone the PPC Leadership Summit. We hope to reschedule the Summit to a later date; more information to follow.

For Questions:
Please contact Cassidy Tarullo at

Join Us for HCIF’s Annual PPC Leadership Summit on March 24, 2020

February 24, 2020

Please join us for the Health Care Improvement Foundation’s annual Partnership for Patient Care (PPC) Leadership Summit. This half-day event brings together healthcare leaders to address leading healthcare challenges and to hear about the innovative work organizations across the region are doing to advance quality and patient safety. The topic for this year’s event is the management of behavioral health patients in the acute care setting.

Register Here

Featured Speaker this year is:

  • Keynote Presentation by H. Ben Lee, MD entitled “Toward integration of Behavioral Health Service in Acute Medical Setting: Examples from University of Rochester Medical Center,” which will address the current efforts, potential barriers, and innovative models of behavioral health integration in acute medical settings
  • Additional program features will include:
    • Integrated Care in Action: Penn Medicine’s MEND (Mental health Engagement, Navigation, and Delivery) Program
    • Delaware Valley Patient Safety & Quality Program award-winning entries
    • Overview of Collaborative Opportunities to Advance Community Health (COACH) and the new strategy on trauma informed care

For Questions:
Please contact Cassidy Tarullo at or (215) 575-3750