The National Quality Forum (NQF) and The Joint Commission have announced the 2013 recipients of the annual John M Eisenberg Patient Safety and Quality Awards. The four awards will be presented on February 13, 2014 during a luncheon at the 2014 NQF Annual Conference and Membership Meeting in Washington, DC.
The 2013 winners represent numerous achievements in the field of patient safety and quality, including: prevention of more than 5,400 readmissions; system-wide engagement to reduce medical errors; an adverse patient-safety event that catalyzed an important and successful quality transformation; and an individual’s lifetime achievement in the field of patient safety and quality.
Recognized for Innovation in Patient Safety and Quality at the National Level are: the Institute for Clinical Systems Improvement, Bloomington, MN; Minnesota Hospital Association, St. Paul, MN; and Stratis Health, Bloomington, MN.
Also recognized for Innovation in Patient Safety and Quality at the National Level are: Anthem Blue Cross, Woodland Hills, CA; National Health Foundation, Los Angeles, CA; Hospital Association of Southern California, Los Angeles, CA; Hospital Association of San Diego & Imperial Counties, San Diego, CA; and the Hospital Council of Northern & Central California, Sacramento, CA.
Vidant Health, Greenville, NC, takes the award for Innovation in Patient Safety and Quality at the Local Level.
The award for Individual Achievement goes to Gail Warden, President Emeritus of Henry Ford Health System Henry Ford Health System, Detroit, MI.
“The achievements of this year’s Eisenberg Award recipients are exemplary,” says Dr Mark Chassin, president and CEO, The Joint Commission. “Their tireless dedication to making their organizations and the healthcare industry safer for patients, saving lives, and decreasing costs deserves to be applauded.”
“We congratulate this year’s Eisenberg Award recipients for the tremendous strides they have taken toward improving the patient experience by making care safer,” added Dr Christine Cassel, president and CEO of NQF.
“Our winners exemplify the nation's quality movement and underscore the vital importance of our work at the National Quality Forum to foster the best thinking to improve healthcare quality and patient safety through measurement.”
The awards will be presented at NQF’s 2014 Annual Conference on February 13-14 at the Washington Marriott Wardman Park hotel.
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