Beth Israel Deaconess Medical Center Receives Honor

Awarded the American Hospital Association-McKesson Quest for Quality Prize for Leadership and Innovation in Quality and Patient Safety Improvement
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Rich Umbdenstock, President and CEO of AHA

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Improving our current health care systems is important to our country -- a process that includes providing safe, effective, efficient, timely, patient-centered and equitable care.  Now, Beth Israel Deaconess Medical Center has been honored with the American Hospital Association-McKesson Quest for Quality Prize for leadership and innovation in quality and patient safety improvement. 

Rich Umbdenstock, President and CEO of AHA, describes their award-winning program.

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THE BETH ISRAEL DEACONESS MEDICAL STAFF IS A FULL PARTICIPANT IN QUALITY AND PROCESS IMPROVEMENT.  THEY WORK ACROSS DEPARTMENTS AND COLLABORATIVELY WITH OTHER CLINICAL STAFF TO ADDRESS COMMON ISSUES.  THE MEDICAL CENTER’S LEADERSHIP AND STAFF ACTIVELY ENGAGE PATIENTS AND FAMILY MEMBERS IN QUALITY IMPROVEMENT, SAFETY, AND ALL ASPECTS OF HOSPITAL OPERATIONS. 

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This is the twelfth year for the Quest for Quality awards.  For more information, visit www.aha.org/questforquality.   

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