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Improving our current health care system is important to our country, a process that includes providing safe, effective, efficient, timely, patient-centered and equitable care. Now, the Medical University of South Carolina Medical Center has been honored with a Citation of Merit for the American Hospital Association-McKesson Quest for Quality Prize, recognizing its leadership and innovation in quality and patient safety improvement.
Dr. Patrick Cawley, Executive Director and CEO, describes the hospitalâ€™s award-winning program.
THE MEDICAL UNIVERSITY OF SOUTH CAROLINA MEDICAL CENTER HAS MADE GREAT STRIDES IN EFFECTIVENESS AND SAFETY. BY DESIGNING AND UPDATING CLINICAL DECISION SUPPORT TOOLS AND HARNESSING ACADEMIC RESOURCES AND TALENT, OUR ORGANIZATION DEMONSTRATES A STRONG COMMITMENT TO QUALITY IMPROVEMENT. WE ARE ALSO EFFECTIVELY ENGAGING FAMILIES AND PATIENTS IN A BROAD RANGE OF COMMITTEES AND PROJECTS.
This is the thirteenth year for the Quest for Quality awards. For more information, visit www.aha.org/questforquality.