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HAP Achievement Award Winners Honored during HAP Leadership Summit

May 24, 2019

The Hospital and Healthsystem Association of Pennsylvania (HAP) Achievement Awards presentation and luncheon is held annually during the HAP Leadership Summit. HAP and Summit participants honored the winning initiatives, which focus on leveraging partnerships and inventive ideas to improve patient care and outcomes and invest in the health needs of communities. Alan L. Brechbill, MBA, MHA, executive vice president, Penn State Health, and HAP chair-elect, hosted the awards presentation.

Winners were chosen for Community Champions, Optimal Operations, In Safe Hands, and Excellence in Care across three divisions for small, medium, and large organizations. The “Living the Vision Award” recognized one hospital that demonstrated accomplishments in all dimensions of the Triple Aim of improving population health and the patient experience, while reducing health care costs.

“In the face of near-constant change in health care, one thing remains the same: Pennsylvania’s hospitals are leaders in providing high-quality, innovative care, and improving the health and wellbeing of the patients they serve,” said Andy Carter, HAP president and chief executive officer.

Fourteen winning programs were selected from 127 entries this year.

The 2019 HAP Achievement Award winners are:

Community Champions Award

  • Grove City Medical Center, Grove City—Diabetes Prevention Program
  • Mercy Fitzgerald Hospital and Mercy Philadelphia Hospital, Darby and Philadelphia—Opiate Reduction Efforts Across the Continuum, A Community Hospital's Approach
  • Penn Medicine Lancaster General Health, Lancaster—Aligning Efforts to Fight the Opioid Crisis

Optimal Operations Award

  • Fox Chase Cancer Center, Philadelphia—Optimizing Care Transitions: Reimagining Case Management
  • Evangelical Community Hospital, Lewisburg—Community Hospital Drives Awareness of Human Trafficking...A Roadmap to Success
  • Penn State Health Milton S. Hershey Medical Center, Hershey—Preventing Workplace Violence: The Conception and Implementation of a Behavioral De-Escalation Response Team
  • Main Line Health, Bryn Mawr—Implementing a Multifaceted Blood Product Management Program

In Safe Hands Award

  • Good Shepherd Penn Partners, Philadelphia—Prevention of Central Line-Associated Bloodstream Infections in Long-Term Acute Care
  • Mercy Philadelphia Hospital, Philadelphia—Pharmacist-Driven Vancomycin Monitoring Initiative
  • St. Luke's University Health Network, Bethlehem—Developing an Industry-Leading Vaccine Management Program

Excellence in Care Award

  • Mercy Home Health, Springfield—Managing CHF from the Home: IV Diuretic Program Improves Disease Management and Reduces Hospital Readmissions
  • Doylestown Health, Doylestown—Cardiothoracic Transitional Care Nurse
  • UPMC Pinnacle, Harrisburg—Heart Failure Hospitalist Team: An Example of Interdisciplinary Excellence

Living the Vision Award

  • WellSpan Health, York—Linking Community Partnerships, Innovations, and Hospital Operations to Solve Community Challenges and Achieve Better Outcomes for Fellow Community Members

HAP’s Achievement Awards program began during 1978. This year, entries were evaluated by a 16-judge panel. The panelists, drawn from Pennsylvania and across the nation, represented the public and private sectors, business organizations, consumer groups and renowned health care quality institutes.

For additional information about the Achievement Awards program, contact Daneen Schroder, HAP’s vice president, business development and member services.

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