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 ctarullo@hcifonline.org.

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 ctarullo@hcifonline.org or (215) 575-3750

Congratulations to HCIF’s 2019 Delaware Valley Patient Safety & Quality Award Winners

November 20, 2019

The Health Care Improvement Foundation (HCIF) has hosted the Delaware Valley Patient Safety and Quality Award for the past seventeen 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:

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

Thomas Jefferson University Hospital Team with HCIF President

Pictured:  Gretchen Diemer, MD, Kate Flynn, Rebecca Jaffe, MD, Carol Kelly

Temple University Hospital Team with HCIF President

Pictured: Jonathan Shinefeld, Kate Flynn, Steve Carson, Tony Reed, Henry Pitt, MD

Main Line Health Team with HCIF President

Pictured:  Mark Angelo, MD, Brian Duke, Neal Shah, Joyce Holmwood, Joseph Gobern, MD, Sean Rowland, Jack Lynch, Lan Nguyen, Kate Flynn, Ronald Romano, Pat Ross, MD, Shelly Buck, James Paradis

The following entries placed in the top ten:

Albert Einstein Medical Center
A Multi-Faceted and Interdisciplinary Approach to Reducing Cesarean Section

Einstein Medical Center Montgomery
Improving Turning Compliance and Reduction of Pressure Injuries

Fox Chase Cancer Center
Improving Outcomes in Patients with Severe Radiation-Induced Dysphagia

Main Line Health
Implementing a Multifaceted Blood Product Management Program

Penn Presbyterian Medical Center
Center for Emergency Engagement: The Evolution of a Peer-Led Model

Thomas Jefferson University Hospital
Reducing the Number of Missed Doses for Venous Thromboembolism Prophylaxis

University of Pennsylvania Health System
A System-Wide, Data-Driven Initiative to Improve Opioid Stewardship