The 2014 Quality and Safety Awards presentation was held in late January, “the awards season,” said PJ Brennan, MD, the Health System’s chief medical officer. The All-Star Games were just being played, the Golden Globes had recently been awarded, and the Oscar nominees were announced. “This is our red carpet event. It showcases the best of what Penn Medicine does.”
Brennan noted that some of the projects have grown from Penn Medicine’s Performance Improvement in Action program, in which employee looks at ways to improve what they do every day to support the Blueprint for Quality. “And I love the multidisciplinary nature of all the projects,” which often include doctors, nurses, pharmacists, IS teams working together,” he said.
Submissions for these awards have grown significantly over the years. Now it receives more than 100 each year. This year’s included several submissions from Chester County Hospital. “It was great to bring them in.”