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The National Patient Safety Foundation and the NPSF Lucian Leape Institute are proud to confer awards for health care safety practice and to participate with other entities in granting awards in related patent safety areas. Awards give in recent years are described below:

 


 

Stand Up for Patient Safety Management Award

 
   
     

NPSF grants the Stand Up for Patient Safety Management Award each year to one inpatient member and one outpatient member of the National Patient Safety Foundation's Stand Up for Patient Safety program in recognition of the successful implementation of an outstanding patient safety initiative that was led by, or created by, mid-level management. The initiative will have demonstrated evidence of patient safety improvement, with involvement of staff at all levels of the organization.

 
All current members of the NPSF Stand Up for Patient Safety Program are eligible for this award. If you are not sure if your organization is a member, please contact Caitlin Lorincz, Program Director, at clorincz@npsf.org.

 
The winner receives complimentary registration to the Annual NPSF Patient Safety Congress, and the award is conferred there.

 

     
   

Susan Noaker and Pat Schlagel of Fairview Health Services
with NPSF President and CEO Dr. Tejal Gandhi (far right) and
Dr. Gregg Meyer, chair of the NPSF Board of Directors (left)

     
2016 Stand Up for Patient Safety Management Award Winners

The awards were presented at the NPSF Member Networking Event at the 18th Annual NPSF Patient Safety Congress in Scottsdale, Arizona.  

 

US Naval Hospital, Guam, for a program that improved medication reconciliation in the Family Care Clinic.

 

Fairview Health Services, based in Minneapolis, for a program to improve the way biological specimens are managed.

 

Read more about their projects.

 

2015 Stand Up for Patient Safety Management Award Winners

Inpatient: The University of Mississippi Medical Center was recognized for their effective project to reduce patient falls.

Outpatient: North Shore-LIJ Health System received the award for a system-wide effort to ensure accurate patient identification throughout the system.

Read more about their successful projects.

 

2014 Stand Up for Patient Safety Management Award Winners

General Leonard Wood Army Community Hospital, Fort Leonard Wood, Missouri, for an initiative designed to improve the safety of medication administration.

Vidant Health, a regional health system serving eastern North Carolina, for system-wide efforts to improve patient safety and patient experience of care.

Read more.

 

2013 Stand Up for Patient Safety Management Award Winners

JPS Health Network. Fire Prevention in the Operating Room: Performing a Risk Assessment of Our Patients

97th Medical Group, Altus AFB. Standardizing Pediatric Visits through the Implementation of an Optimum Pediatric Checklist


 

John Q. Sherman Award for Excellence in Patient Engagement

The John Q. Sherman Award for Excellence in Patient Engagement was established in 2014 to elevate the innovative work people and organizations from across the continuum of care are doing to advance patient and family engagement. The award is sponsored by the NPSF Lucian Leape Institute and Taylor Communications to elevate the innovative work people and organizations from across the continuum of care are doing to advance patient and family engagement and is conferred on behalf of EngagingPatients.org. Full details about criteria for the John Q. Sherman Award are available at www.EngagingPatients.org/award.

 

EngagingPatients.org is an online community dedicated to sharing best practices in patient and family engagement.

 

     
   

 From left: Mark O'Leary, president of Taylor Communications,
Joel Lazar, MD, of Iora Health, Amy Kratchman and
Patricia Richards of Children's Hospital of Philadelphia, and
Tejal K. Gandhi, MD, MPH, CPPS, president and CEO of NPSF

2016 John Q. Sherman Award Winners

The awards were presented at the 18th Annual NPSF Patient Safety Congress in Scottsdale, Arizona.  

 

Iora Health was recognized for a transformative approach to patient care that focused on building a deeply engaging new model of high impact relationship-centered care.

 

Children’s Hospital of Philadelphia (CHOP) Patient and Family Experience Team and Outpatient Clinical Service Leadership created a new ambulatory care building to ensure the hospital was addressing the unique needs of autistic children.

 

Read more.

2015 John Q. Sherman Award Winner

North Shore–Long Island Jewish Health System was named the winner of the second annual John Q. Sherman Award for Excellence in Patient Engagement. The award was presented at the NPSF 17th Annual Patient Safety Congress (Austin, Texas). North Shore-LIJ was honored for their Patient Identification Team, which focused on a system-wide approach to standardizing their process for patient identification by developing a solution guided by input from patients and families and using multiple tools and aids for education.

Read more about the award-winning project.

 

2014 John Q. Sherman Award Winners

Dr. Nasia Safdar, hospital epidemiologist for the University of Wisconsin Hospital, received individual recognition for her successful initiatives in engaging patients and staff to develop interventions at every level of the care delivery process to reduce hospital-associated infections.

The OpenNotes Collaborative was selected as the institutional winner for its bold, innovative initiative to engage patients through transparency by providing them access to the visit notes written by their doctors, nurses, or other clinicians.

Read more about these 2014 awards.


 

The NPSF DAISY Award for Extraordinary Nurses

The DAISY Foundation--an organization that was founded to honor nurses who provide exceptional, compassionate care--in 2015 teamed up with NPSF to recognize nurses with the National Patient Safety Foundation’s DAISY Award for Extraordinary Nurses.

 

The National Patient Safety Foundation’s DAISY Award has been made possible by a generous three-year grant from Hill-Rom, a leading global provider of clinical technology and patient safety solutions that enhance outcomes for patients and their caregivers.

 
Nominees for the 2015 National Patient Safety Foundation’s DAISY Award were nurses who had been recognized with the DAISY Award by their organizations in 2013 and 2014. Letters of support from chief nursing officers, managers, and patients and families augment the nominees’ DAISY Award stories, providing insight into their ongoing commitment to safe practice. Two recipients, selected by a panel of nurses, physicians, and family representatives, were chosen to receive the awards at the NPSF Congress. Read more about the DAISY Award.

 

     
 

 The Clinical Informatics Council,
University of New Mexico Hospitals

 

Representatives of Hill-Rom and the DAISY
Foundation (left), and Patricia McGaffigan, senior
VP and COO of NPSF (far right) with Rachel
Whittaker, recipient of the 2016 individual award

2016 NPSF Daisy Award Winners

The awards were presented at the 18th Annual NPSF Patient Safety Congress in Scottsdale, Arizona.

 

The 2016 team award went to the Clinical Informatics Council of the University of New Mexico Hospitals in Albuquerque in recognition of the depth of their impact on the organization’s electronic health record and the processes they use to pursue improvements in patient care through the EHR.

 

The individual award was given to Rachel Whittaker, BSN, RN, CPN, of Children’s Hospital Colorado in Aurora, who was selected for her leadership, compassion, and practice of patient- and family-centered care, particularly during difficult end-of-life decisions.

 

Read more.

 

2015 NPSF Daisy Award Winners

Michael Blomquist, RN, CCRN, a critical care nurse at the University of Kansas Hospital, was chosen to receive the individual award in recognition of his professionalism and patient-centered approach. He developed the hospital's first rapid response team, as well as Rapid Response Team Boot Camp, a course to help new members understand their roles, standards of care, and resources available.

The Emory University Hospital Serious Communicable Disease Unit nursing and interdisciplinary team were honored for the risky and complicated work of caring for four patients who were critically ill with Ebola virus disease. In addition to the direct care they provided, they compiled and posted on a public website safety protocols that have been downloaded by nearly 20,000 providers.

Read more about the 2015 NPSF DAISY winners.


 

The Doctors Company Foundation Young Physicians Patient Safety Award

 
   
   

Read more about the award and how to apply.

 

Conferred in partnership with the NPSF Lucian Leape Institute, The Doctors Company Foundation Young Physicians Patient Safety Award recognizes young physicians for their personal insight into the importance of applying the principles of patient safety to reduce the incidence of medical error. Individuals are invited to submit essays about patient safety events they personally experienced during clinical rotations. Essays are judged by a panel selected by the NPSF Lucian Leape Institute. Up to six winners are selected and each receives a $5,000 award.

 

2015 Young Physicians Patient Safety Award Winners

Christen Elledge, Georgetown University School of Medicine
Hanjay Wang, Columbia University, College of Physicians and Surgeons
Bhargav Chandrashekar, Kirksville College of Osteopathic Medicine
Charles Spear, Wright State University, Boonshoft School of Medicine
James Wang, Eastern Virginia Medical School
Kayvon Izadpanah, Georgetown University School of Medicine

 

Read the winning essays from 2015.

2014 Young Physicians Patient Safety Award Winners

Maria Czarina Acelajado, MD, University of South Alabama College of Medicine
Jennifer Bruno, BS, University of South Florida, Morsani College of Medicine
Daniel Leifer, BS, University of California Davis School of Medicine
John Nguyen, MD, University of Arizona College of Medicine
Samantha Wang, BA, Yale University School of Medicine
Emily Yue Wu, BS, Baylor College of Medicine
Read the winning essays from 2014.

  

2013 Young Physicians Patient Safety Award

Lauren Boreta, BA, MD candidate, University of California San Francisco
Consuelo V. David, MD, MSc, University of Maryland School of Medicine
Rajshri Mainthia, BS, Vanderbilt University School of Medicine
Stephanie Ng, BA, Baylor College of Medicine
Stephen Nelson, BS, University of Connecticut
Neetika Srivastava, BS, Boston University School of Medicine
Read the winning essays from 2013.


 

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