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Quality and Patient Safety Awards - 2017 Winners

Healthcare Quality and Safety

Award Winners:

  • Naval Hospital Camp Pendleton: “Cervical Cancer Screening Optimization”
  • 99th Medical Group – Nellis Air Force Base: “Enhanced Recovery Program”
  • Walter Reed National Military Medical Center: “High Value Cost Conscious Care: Optimizing the Electronic Medical Record to Reduce Laboratory Overutilization”
  • Fort Belvoir Community Hospital: “Improve Sterile Instrument and Process Handling”
  • David Grant Medical Center: “Implementation of an Enhanced Recovery after Surgery Program to Reduce Surgical Complications”
  • Brian Allgood Army Community Hospital: “Increase HEDISThe Healthcare Effectiveness Data and Information Set (HEDIS®) is a registered trademark of the National Committee for Quality Assurance (NCQA).HEDIS Low Back Pain Imaging Compliance at MEDDAC-K”
  • US Army Medical Department Activity Fort Stewart/Hunter Army Airfield: “Winn Army Community Hospital Clinical Improvement of Low Back Pain”
  • Health Net Federal Services LLC: “Improving Colorectal Cancer Screening by Mailing Fecal Immunochemical Testing (FIT) Home Screening Kits to Beneficiaries”
  • Naval Hospital Pensacola: “Improve Healthcare Effectiveness and Data Information Set Antidepressant Medication Management”

Improved Access

Award Winners:


Use of Embedded Assets to Improve Access to Comprehensive Primary Care

  • 15th Medical Group – Hickam Air Force Base: “Partners in Care Program”
Improving Access Using a Market or Integrated Healthcare System Approach
  • Colorado Springs eMSM: “Access to Care”
Improving Access in Specialty or Ancillary Care
  • Walter Reed National Military Medical Center: “Dispensing Pharmacists Prescribing Naloxone for Patients at Risk of Opioid Overdose”
  • Madigan Army Medical Center: “Decrease Preoperative Appointment Duration at MAMC”
Improving Access/Readiness in Operational Medicine
  • US Naval Hospital Okinawa: “Liaison Naval Officer Program”
Improving Access in Primary Care
  • 87th Medical Group – McGuire Air Force Base: “Access to Care Improvement”
  • 14th Medical Group – Columbus Air Force Base: “Importance of Continuous Process Improvement”
  • 9th Medical Group – Beale Air Force Base: “An Integrated Solution”

Patient Engagement

Award Winners:

Clinically Focused Engagement
  • San Antonio Military Medical Center: “The Supervision Stoplight: A Visual Aid to Patients Recognition of GME Supervision Hierarchy”
  • Naval Medical Center San Diego: “Postpartum Warning – A Nursing Partnership to Standardize and Improve Postpartum Discharge Education”
Patient Engagement Programs
  • 47th Medical Group – Laughlin Air Force Base: “Text-Me-Now Initiative”
  • 97th Medical Group – Altus Air Force Base: “‘I Don’t Understand’ – Removing the Silence for those with Limited Health Literacy”
  • 17th Medical Group – Goodfellow Air Force Base: “Improving Relationships through Patient Engagement”

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