Nationwide Childrens Hospital Receives Quality Care Award from the Cystic Fibrosis Foundation

November 7, 2011

During a ceremony held November 5, 2011 in Anaheim, Calif., the Pulmonary Medicine team at Nationwide Children’s Hospital received the 2011 Quality Care Award from the Cystic Fibrosis Foundation. Nationwide Children’s is among 11 institutions nationally recognized, and one of three in the state of Ohio.

“We are honored to have been selected as one of the recipients of the 2011 Cystic Fibrosis Foundation Quality Care Awards,” said Karen McCoy, MD, chief of Pulmonary Medicine at Nationwide Children’s Hospital. “Our entire staff is to be credited for this special recognition.”

The CF Foundation instituted the Quality Care Award in 2008. The awards are presented each year at the United States Center and Program Directors’ meeting held in conjunction with the CF Foundation’s North American Cystic Fibrosis Conference. Recipients of the award are chosen by the CF Foundation Center Committee during the most recent fall and spring site visit cycles.

The criteria set forth for being considered for the award is sustained quality improvement work that improved outcomes. The quality improvement performance standards to identify centers that meet these criteria include:

  • The center actively uses clinical outcomes data to identify opportunities for improvement and documents results of improvement efforts;
  • aligns improvement efforts to result in measurable improvement in important clinical outcomes;
  • consistently and actively involves patients and families in identifying, designing and/or implementing improvement efforts;
  • employs innovative strategies to improve care processes and outcomes;
  • implements system changes that result in high reliability of care processes.

Centers selected for the 2011 Quality Care Award include:

  • Nationwide Children’s Hospital
    Columbus, Ohio
  • Long Beach Memorial Medical Center, Adult Program
    Long Beach, California
  • Yale University
    New Haven Connecticut
  • Helen DeVos Children’s Hospital, Pediatric Program
    Grand Rapids, Michigan
  • Monmouth Medical Center
    Long Branch, New Jersey
  • Steven and Alexandra Cohen Children’s Medical Center of New York/Long Island Jewish Medical Center
    New Hyde Park, New York
  • Akron Children’s Hospital
    Akron, Ohio
  • Cincinnati Children’s Hospital Medical Center/University of Cincinnati University Hospital
    Cincinnati, Ohio
  • Children’s Hospital of Philadelphia, Pediatric Program
    Philadelphia, Pennsylvania
  • Children’s Hospital of Pittsburgh of UPMC/University of Pittsburgh Medical Center
    Pittsburgh, Pennsylvania
  • Seattle Children’s Hospital/University of Washington Medical Center
    Seattle, Washington

About the Cystic Fibrosis Foundation
The Cystic Fibrosis Foundation is the world’s leader in the search for a cure for cystic fibrosis. The Foundation funds more CF research than any other organization, and nearly every CF drug available today was made possible because of Foundation support. Based in Bethesda, Md., the Foundation also supports and accredits a national care center network that has been recognized by the National Institutes of Health as a model of care for a chronic disease. The CF Foundation is a donor-supported nonprofit organization. For more information, go to

About Nationwide Children's Hospital

Named to the Top 10 Honor Roll on U.S. News & World Report’s 2020-21 list of “Best Children’s Hospitals,” Nationwide Children’s Hospital is one of America’s largest not-for-profit freestanding pediatric health care systems providing wellness, preventive, diagnostic, treatment and rehabilitative care for infants, children and adolescents, as well as adult patients with congenital disease. Nationwide Children’s has a staff of more than 13,000 providing state-of-the-art pediatric care during more than 1.6 million patient visits annually. As home to the Department of Pediatrics of The Ohio State University College of Medicine, Nationwide Children’s physicians train the next generation of pediatricians and pediatric specialists. The Abigail Wexner Research Institute at Nationwide Children’s Hospital is one of the Top 10 National Institutes of Health-funded freestanding pediatric research facilities. More information is available at