Patient Safety and Quality Summit

Rebounding Yourself and Your Hospital in 2021

Thursday, Jan. 14 and Friday, Jan. 15

 

The 2021 (virtual) PSQS was an amazing success! View the full conference brochure here.

  • Nearly 400 registrants
  • 52 award submissions
  • 5 Circle of Excellence Award winners
  • 18 FANTASTIC submissions to the Patient Safety Week Logo Contest

2021 Winning Logo

“Patient Safety is the HEART of Healthcare”

CONGRATULATIONS to all of Quality Award Winners!


2021 Award Winners

CRITICAL ACCESS HOSPITALS

1st place – Effingham Health System: Maggie Hendler

Enhancing Patient Safety by Prioritizing Emergency Department Throughput

 

2nd place – Monroe County Hospital:  Casey Fleckenstein

Decreasing Emergency Department Left Without Treatments

 

3rd place – Medical Center of Peach County, Navicent Health:  Cheryl Trice

Persistence in the Pandemic: Maintaining Zero Hospital Associated Infections


HOSPITALS WITH LESS THAN 100 BEDS

1st place – Memorial Hospital and Manor:  Jim Lambert

Community Engagement through the Georgia Heart Program for Rural Hospitals Resulting in Awareness, Support, and Better Healthcare Outcomes for our Patients

 

2nd place – Meadows Regional Medical Center: Michelle Cox

Scoping Out Ways to Prevent Hypoglycemic Events for Inpatients Receiving Insulin

 

3rd place – Meadows Regional Medical Center: Michele Mimbs

Strategic Plans that Lead to Reduction in Ventilator Associated Events


HOSPITALS WITH 100-299 BEDS

1st place – Redmond Regional Medical Center: Shelley Proctor

Huddle Up! A Safety Huddle to Improve Outcomes and Communication

 

2nd place – Wellstar Douglas Hospital: Geremy Wooten

Reductions of both Central Line Associated Bloodstream Infections (CLABSI) & Catheter Associated Urinary Tract Infections (CAUTI) within the Intensive Care Unit

 

3rd place – Wellstar Douglas Hospital:  Kristen Barnes

The Clinical Nurse Leader Improving Heart Failure Patient Outcomes


HOSPITALS WITH GREATER THAN 300 BEDS

1st place – Emory University Hospital Midtown: Melissa Majumdar

Improving Venous Thromboembolism Prophylaxis Compliance among Bariatric Surgery Patients

2nd place – Augusta University Health, Children’s Hospital of Georgia: Ann Hayes

Reducing the Occurrence of Postoperative Pneumonia in the Pediatric Patient Population: A Multidisciplinary Team Collaboration

3rd place – Augusta University Health, Augusta University Medical Center: Kimberly Deufel

Decreasing Door to Needle Times in Acute Stroke Patients


SPECIALTY HOSPITALS

1st place – Shepherd Center: Marsha Hanson

Responding to the COVID-19 Pandemic through the Use of Telehealth for a High-Risk Population of Patients with Complex Neurological Disorders

2nd place – Emory University Orthopaedics and Spine Hospital: Noreen O’Connor-Peyatt

At Your Disposal. A Pilot for Safely Discarding Medication in Post-Operative Patients


HOSPITALS/HEALTH SYSTEM

1st place – Emory Healthcare: Cynthia Lightner

EHC Event Review Redefined Process

 

2nd place – Emory Healthcare:  Dr. Cynthia Oster

Fix the Roof Before It Rains: Developing Electronic Apparent Cause Analysis to Evaluate Patient Safety Events

 

3rd place – Wellstar Health System:  Joy Peterson

Assessing the Impact of the SEP-1 Core Measure on Broad Spectrum Antibiotic Use and Patient Outcomes


JOSH NAHUM AWARD WINNERS FOR INFECTION PREVENTION AND CONTROL

1st place – Emory University Hospital Midtown:  Jill Holdsworth

Decreasing Blood Culture Contamination Rates in the Emergency Department by Using a Blood Diversion Device

 

2nd place – Emory University Hospital Midtown: Patricia Rainey

Triad Partnership: Forming Heros for Zero CLABSI on a Medical/Oncology Unit

 

3rd place – Emory Saint Joseph’s Hospital:  Cherith Walter

As Easy as A, B, C.diff: A Comprehensive Approach to Reducing C.difficile Infections


CIRCLE OF EXCELLENCE AWARD WINNERS

Effingham Health System

Emory University Hospital Midtown

Meadows Regional Hospital

Redmond Regional Medical Center

Wellstar Health System