Ohio Hospital Honored For Commitment To Quality

July 20, 2015

Nationwide Children’s Hospital Receives a Citation of Merit for the 2015 AHA-McKesson Quest for Quality Prize

Dr. Richard Brilli, Chief Medical Officer, Nationwide Children’s 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, Nationwide Children’s Hospital receives a Citation of Merit for the 2015 AHA-McKesson Quest for Quality Prize.

Dr. Richard Brilli, Chief Medical Officer, Nationwide Children’s Hospital, describes the hospital’s award-winning program.

SOUNDBITE #1:

EVERY STAFF MEMBER AT NATIONWIDE CHILDREN’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 STAFF’S REMARKABLE DEDICATION TO OUR ZERO HERO CULTURE IS THE KEY TO OUR SUCCESS THUS FAR.

SOUNDBITE #2:

THE STAFF AT NATIONWIDE CHILDREN’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 IT’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.   

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