PA Hospitals Receive 2012 Achievement Awards

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Seventeen of Pennsylvania’s innovative hospital programs—dealing with issues including care transitions, emergency care, behavioral health, medication dosing, medication error prevention, obstetrics, readmissions, workforce, and patient satisfaction—have been named winners of The Hospital & Healthsystem Association of Pennsylvania (HAP) 2012 Achievement Awards. Entries were received from hospital programs across the state.

“All of the programs entered are examples of the commitment hospitals and health systems make, every day, to their patients, communities, and employees,” said HAP President and CEO Carolyn F. Scanlan. “The 17 awardees are among the most innovative and creative in the health care field, and we salute their accomplishments.”

“HAP’s Achievement Awards program began in 1978 as a way to recognize the innovation of Pennsylvania’s health care organizations,” Scanlan said. “HAP member hospitals and health systems look and operate very differently now than they did back then, particularly in this era of reform. But one thing has not changed: their commitment to quality and continuous improvement as they deliver care in their communities.”

The 2012 Achievement Award winners:

Workplace

  • The Children’s Institute of Pittsburgh, Pittsburgh—I’m a Manager, Now What?
  • Holy Redeemer Hospital & Medical Center, Meadowbrook—A Focused Educational Intervention as a Means to Increasing the Number of CCRN/PCCN Certified Nurses in a Hospital
  • University of Pittsburgh Medical Center, Pittsburgh—Nurse Residency: A Sustainable Retention Strategy

Community Benefit

  • Taylor Hospital, Ridley Park—Community Health Alliance…Partnering with our Community to Promote Healthy Living
  • Aria Health, Philadelphia—Raising Brand Awareness and Increasing Interactive Engagement Through the Creation and Use of a Broad Social Media Platform

Patient Safety

  • St. Luke’s Hospital – Miners Campus, Coaldale—Appropriate Dosing of Enoxaparin (Lovenox®) – Compliance with FDA-Approved Guidelines
  • St. Christopher’s Hospital for Children, Philadelphia—Using Failure Mode Effects and Analysis (FMEA) to Reduce Weight-Related Medication Errors in a Pediatric Hospital
  • St. Luke’s University Health Network, Bethlehem—Rapid Cycle Reduction of Obstetric “Elective” Delivery Driven by Team Concepts and a Culture of Safety

Patient Care

  • Charles Cole Memorial Hospital, Coudersport—A Hospital’s Approach to Care Transitions and Hospital Readmissions
  • Western Psychiatric Institute and Clinic, Pittsburgh—Early Access to Integrated Behavioral Health Services in the Pediatric Medical Home
  • Einstein Medical Center – PhiladelphiaThe Medication REACH Program

Operational Excellence

  • Charles Cole Memorial Hospital, Coudersport—A Small Hospital’s Emergency Department Transformation of Culture to Improve Patient Satisfaction
  • Sharon Regional Health System, Sharon—Improving the Patient Experience in the Emergency Care Center
  • University of Pittsburgh Medical Center, Pittsburgh—Creation of an Energy and Environmental Engineering Department Benefits Both the Corporation’s Bottom-line and the Atmosphere in the Communities It Serves
  • Temple University Hospital, Philadelphia—Creation of a Health System-Based Comprehensive Communications Center to Enhance Access to Care and Patient Safety

Innovation Award (tie)

  • Temple University Hospital, Philadelphia—Creation of a Health System-Based Comprehensive Communications Center to Enhance Access to Care and Patient Safety
  • Western Psychiatric Institute and Clinic, Pittsburgh—Early Access to Integrated Behavioral Health Services in the Pediatric Medical Home

Details about the award winning programs are available online at http://www.haponline.org/resourcecenter/awards/.

The 2012 Achievement Award entries were evaluated by a 15-judge panel representing the public and private sectors, health care and business organizations, the media, and for-profit and nonprofit entities.

HAP is a statewide membership services organization that advocates for nearly 250 Pennsylvania acute and specialty care, primary care, subacute care, long-term care, home health, and hospice providers, as well as the patients and communities they serve. Additional information about HAP is available online at www.haponline.org