(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, Nationwide Childrenâ€™s Hospital receives a Citation of Merit for the 2015 AHA-McKesson Quest for Quality Prize.
Dr. Richard Brilli, Chief Medical Officer, Nationwide Childrenâ€™s Hospital, describes the hospitalâ€™s award-winning program.
EVERY STAFF MEMBER AT NATIONWIDE CHILDRENâ€™S HAS A ROLE IN GETTING US TO THIS POINT. BY MODELING HIGH RELIABILITY PRINCIPLES AND EMBRACING THE MANY PROJECTS DESIGNED TO TRANSFORM OUTCOMES AND ELIMINATE HARM, THE STAFFâ€™S REMARKABLE DEDICATION TO OUR ZERO HERO CULTURE IS THE KEY TO OUR SUCCESS THUS FAR.
THE STAFF AT NATIONWIDE CHILDRENâ€™S ARE INSPIRED BY A GOAL TO ELIMINATE HARM IN OUR HOSPITAL, BUT THEY OFTEN COMMENT ABOUT THE PRIVILEGE THEY FEEL TO WORK IN A HOSPITAL THAT ASPIRES BEYOND ITâ€™S FOUR WALLS TO TRANSFORM THE HEALTH OF CHILDEN IN OUR COMMUNITY THROUGH ENGAGEMENT IN HOUSING, NEIGHBORHOOD SAFETY, AND EDUCATION. THIS WORK IS ABOUT HELPING CHILDREN ACHIEVE THEIR FULL POTENTIAL AND KEEPING KIDS OUT OF OUR HOSPITAL.
For more information, visit www.aha.org/questforquality.