(Washington, D.C., Monday, July 20, 2015) - The American Hospital Association is committed to recognizing hospital excellence. Each year, the AHA-McKesson Quest for Quality prize is awarded to hospitals for achievements in the six Institute of Medicine Quality Aims: safety, effectiveness, patient-centeredness, timeliness, efficiency, and equity.
This year, Childrenâ€™s Hospital Colorado, is the 2015 winner of the AHA-McKesson Quest for Quality Prize.
Daniel Hyman, Chief Quality and Patient Safety Officer, Childrenâ€™s Hospital Colorado describes the hospitalâ€™s award-winning program.
AT CHILDRENâ€™S HOSPITAL COLORADO, OUR CULTURE OF SAFETY ENCOURAGES EVERYONE FROM PHYSICIANS TO PARENTS TO STOP AND RESOLVE SAFETY CONCERNS AND QUESTION WHEN SOMETHING DOESNâ€™T SEEM RIGHT. FULL SCALE PARTERNSHIPS BETWEEN OUR BOARD, OUR COMMUNITY, THE MANAGEMENT TEAM, OUR MEDICAL SCHOOL AND FACULTY, PATIENTS AND FAMILIES, AND OUR ENTIRE HOSPITAL STAFF ARE KEY IN OUR QUEST TO CONTINUOSULY IMPROVE THE CARE THAT WE PROVIDE.
PARENT ENGAGEMENT IS A BIG PART OF OUR â€śSECRET SAUCE.â€ť PARENTS SERVE ON OUR BOARD, THEY PARTICIPATE IN FAMILY CENTERED ROUNDS, ARE INCLUDED IN SHIFT HANDOFFS, AND ARE ENCOURAGED TO SPEAK-UP AND ASK QUESTIONS OF THEIR CHILDâ€™S CARE PROVIDERS AT ANY TIME. WITHOUT STRONG PARENT PARTNERSHIPS, OUR CAMPAIGN TO REDUCE PREVENTABLE HARM TOWARDS ZERO WOULD NOT HAVE SEEN THE SUCCESS THAT IT ALREADY HAS.
For more information, visit www.aha.org/questforquality.