Awards & Recognition
IMPACT: Inpatient Multidisciplinary Pediatric Asthma Team
The Golisano Children’s Hospital Inpatient Multidisciplinary Pediatric Asthma Care Team (IMPACT) received the Hospital Association of New York State (HANYS) 2015 Pinnacle Award for Quality and Patient Safety. They developed and implemented a care pathway for children with asthma to safely shorten their hospital stay and provide family education for asthma care at home. IMPACT also received the 2015 URMC Board Award for Quality for their innovation.
Pictured are IMPACT leaders Dr. Michael S. Leonard, Dr. Eric Biondi, Julie Gottfried, Irene Dutko-Fiorvanti and Jan Schriefer.
Peds Surgery QI Team with the Team Based Care Summit Award
The Pediatric Surgery Quality Improvement Group (PSQIP) was chosen for the 2017 URMC Team Based Care Summit Award. The team submitted an abstract that showed reductions in surgical site infections, fewer unplanned re-intubations, reduced CT scan use, reduced blood transfusion use, reduced length of stay and fewer readmissions. The team attached estimated dollar amounts to the reduced complication and calculated a cost saving of greater than 1.5 Million dollars.
Pediatric Team Operations Excellence Lean Silver Team Award
The Pediatric Flu Immunization Lean Team was awarded the 2017 Lean Operations Excellence Silver Team Award. The team developed a new system for documenting employee flu vaccinations. The process had been very complex and resulted in some staff not being able to work due to missing verification of their flu vaccine. The team created a business plan to purchase electronic badge scanners to streamline the process. The new process was piloted in 2016 in pediatrics with great success and staff satisfaction. The new process will be expanded to all of URMC for 2017.
Golisano Children's Hospital and Strong Memorial Hospital recognized as 'Gold Safe Sleep Champions'
UR Medicine’s Golisano Children’s Hospital and Strong Memorial Hospital’s Obstetrics Division were recently recognized by the National Safe Sleep Hospital Certification Program as “Gold Safe Sleep Champions,” the highest designation, for their commitment to best practices and education on infant safe sleep.
Golisano Children’s Hospital is a Top Level Patient-Centered Medical Home
The National Committee for Quality Assurance (NCQA) has accredited the Golisano Children’s Hospital Pediatric Practice as a Patient-Centered Medical Home Level III under the 2014 standards. Since the practice received their first designation in 2010, they have been committed to transforming the practice culture to one of patient centeredness and team based care. These efforts include care coordination, accessibility to appointments, utilization of technology, and a proactive approach focusing on preventative care. As the shape of healthcare continues to change, the Pediatric Practice remains dedicated to providing excellent care to the children in this community.
We have been re-designated as Magnet® hospital. The achievement reflects Strong’s high quality of patient care, outstanding nursing standards and practice, and supportive environment for its 2,200 nursing professionals. Fewer than 7 percent of American hospitals have received this honor from the American Nurses Credentialing Center (ANCC).