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3 Dec 2012 in

Outstanding patient safety improvements that were achieved by one healthsystems and two hospitals were recognized at the Delaware Valley Healthcare Council’s Annual Meeting on December 3rd at the Loew’s Hotel. The University of Pennsylvania Health System was selected as the winner of the 2012 Patient Safety and Quality Award for its entry "Leveraging Information Technology to Translate Evidence into Practice: Reducing Catheter-associated UTIs with Actionable Alerts”. HCIF awarded the University of Pennsylvania Health System a $5,000.00 grant to support future efforts to improve patient safety and quality. Thomas Jefferson University Hospitals achieved second place for its submission "Attacking Patient Flow from All Angles: Combining Multiple Strategies in a Single Implementation” and received a $2,500.00 grant to support patient safety initiatives.

The Chester County Hospital achieved third place for its entry "Improving the Throughput of Low-Risk Cardiac Symptoms and Chest Pain Patients” and received a $1,000.00 grant to support patient safety and quality initiatives.

Click here to review the entries that placed in the top ten for the 2012 Delaware Valley Patient Safety and Quality Award Program.