The PHA Patient Safety and Quality Awards recognize health care organizations for their achievements in reducing the risk of medical errors and improving patient safety and medical outcomes. 

Current Categories:

  • Critical Access Hospitals
  • Hospitals with under 100 Beds
  • Hospitals with 100 to 299 Beds
  • Hospitals with 300 plus Beds
  • Specialty Hospitals (Long Term Acute Care, Rehab, Psychiatric/Behavioral, Other Specialty)
  • Josh Nahum Special Award for Achievement in Infection Prevention and Control

*Circle of Excellence Award (does not involve an application)

Given to a hospital that has demonstrated a sustained commitment to quality and patient safety as evidenced by winning this year as well as winning three or more PHA Patient Safety and Quality awards within the previous five years.  


Congratulations to our 2019 Patient Safety Award Winners

Past Winners: 201820172015-16201420132012201120102009200820072006200520042003


Annual Timeline:

Apr. - Award applications are released

Jul. - Submission Deadline (date TBA)

Jul. – Aug. GHA compiles applications

Sep. – Oct.Judges review

Nov. - Hospitals are notified

Jan. - Awards Program and public announcement of Winners