North Carolina Hospital Honored For Commitment To Quality

July 20, 2015

Duke University Hospital is a Finalist for the 2015 AHA-McKesson Quest for Quality Prize

Kevin Sowers, CEO of Duke University Hospital

(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, Duke University Hospital, is a finalist for the 2015 the AHA-McKesson Quest for Quality Prize.

Kevin Sowers, CEO of Duke University Hospital, describes the hospital’s award-winning program.

SOUNDBITE #1:

MY HOSPITAL IS A PLACE WHERE EACH AND EVERYDAY THOUSANDS OF PEOPLE CROSS THE THRESHOLD OF DUKE HOSPITAL TRYING TO FIGURE IT OUT.  IT’S A PLACE WHERE I’M INCREDIBLY SURROUNDED BY A TEAM OF PEOPLE WHO REALLY WANT TO MAKE A DIFFERENCE IN THOSE PATIENTS LIVES, AND BECAUSE OF THAT I BELIEVE THAT’S ONE OF THE THINGS THAT REALLY MAKES US DIFFERENT IN TERMS OF OUR COMMITMENT TO OUR COMMUNITY AND WHAT WE’VE DONE TO SET UP THE INFRASTRUCTURE AROUND US TO BETTER SERVE OUR COMMUNITY AND THE CITIZENS OF THIS GREAT STATES.

SOUNDBITE #2:

AT DUKE HOSPITAL OUR VISION IS TO DISCOVER, DEVELOP, AND DELIVER A HEALTHIER TOMORROW AND WHEN YOU PUT THOSE 3 THINGS TOGETHER, DISCOVERY IS ALL ABOUT INNOVATION, IT’S ABOUT OUR COMMITMENT TO RESEARCH, DEVELOP IS REALLY AROUND DEVELOPING THE NEXT GENERATION OF HEALTHCARE PROVIDERS, THOSE PEOPLE WHO WILL BE TOMORROW’S LEADER IN HEALTHCARE, AND TO DELIVER REALLY TIES BACK TO THE CORE OF WHO WE ARE, OUR CORE VALUE OF CARING FOR OUR PATIENTS AND LOVED ONES AND EACH OTHER. IT’S THOSE 3 MISSIONS, OR THOSE 3 PIECES THAT WE PULLED TOGETHER THAT REALLY MAKE US THE ACADEMIC ENTERPRISE THAT WE ARE TODAY.

 For more information, visit www.aha.org/questforquality.   

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