2009 Health Care Quality Improvement Awards Presented
Posted: April 27, 2009 at 1:00 am, Last Updated: November 30, -0001 at 12:00 am
Mason’s Department of Health Administration and Policy announced the winners of its 2009 Health Care Quality Improvement Awards at a banquet on April 22.
Established in 2004, these awards recognize outstanding examples of quality improvement team efforts in hospitals and health care systems.
The 2009 award winners are
- Clinical Excellence – Inova Fairfax Hospital/Inova Heart and Vascular Institute for “Cool Therapy for Comatose Adult Survivors of Cardiac Arrest”
- Clinical Excellence (Honorable Mention) – Shore Health System of Maryland for “Surviving Sepsis, Saving Lives”
- Risk Reduction – Mary Washington Hospital for “MRSA Reduction Initiative”
- Service Excellence – Mary Washington Hospital for “Cancer Navigator Program”
- Spirit of Quality – Mary Washington Hospital for “Shipwrecked: The Quest for Blood Sugar Control”
The entries were judged by Rick Christiansen, director of medical services at Information Manufacturing Corp.; Bryant Hall, director of gerontological services at Elder Dimensions Associates; Rebecca Leung, director of the public sector health at CGI; Deborah McDonough, RN, director of quality improvement and regulatory compliance at Sibley Memorial Hospital; Barbara Mitchell, director of quality resources at Washington Hospital Center; Glenna Quesenberry, director of quality improvement at Mary Washington Hospital; Terry Sher, RN, director of quality improvement at Inova Fairfax Hospital; Maralyn Spittler, director of performance improvement for Sentara Healthcare; and Ana Stoehr, professor in Mason’s School of Nursing and coordinator for the Master’s in Nursing Administrative Track.
The awards were supported by Taylor-Oden Enterprises Inc., founding sponsor (Carolyn A. Taylor, BSN’78, MSN’86, MBA’94, and Leslie Taylor); David S. Goldberg, MS’06, and Noel Goldberg; and Phillip and Deborah Royalty, MS’88.
Founding partners include the Business Alliance of George Mason University; Mason’s Center for Health Policy, Research and Ethics; Delmarva Foundation; District of Columbia Association for Healthcare Quality; and the Virginia Association for Healthcare Quality.
Additional information about the awards is available online.