(From the September 2015 Issue of MedStat)
Nationwide Children’s Hospital is one of four U.S. hospitals recognized for leadership and innovation in quality improvement and safety. The American Hospital Association-McKesson Quest for Quality Prize is presented annually to raise awareness of the need for a hospital-wide commitment to highly reliable, exceptional quality, safe, patient-centered care and reward successful efforts to develop and promote a systems-based approach toward improvements in quality of care. The prize is supported by a grant from the McKesson Corporation. This year’s awardees were honored at the Health Forum-American Hospital Association Leadership Summit in San Francisco. The four hospitals receiving this year’s recognition were selected by a multi-disciplinary committee of health care quality and patient safety experts based on each hospital’s sustainable and pervasive approach to achieve the Institute of Medicine’s (IOM) six quality aims of safe, effective, efficient, timely, patient-centered and equitable health care. The 2015 American Hospital Association-McKesson Quest for Quality Prize® was awarded to Children’s Hospital Colorado. Duke University Hospital was honored as a finalist. Nationwide Children’s Hospital and Schneck Medical Center in Indiana each received the Citation of Merit.
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