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Three LG Health teams recently were honored with 2019 Penn Medicine Quality and Patient Safety Awards. Awards were presented Feb. 4 in Philadelphia.

The awards, which are chosen by a multidisciplinary committee, acknowledge departments that have exhibited leadership and innovation in activities that ensure high-quality clinical outcomes, patient satisfaction, patient safety and cost efficiency.

Quality and Safety Award presentation
The Quality & Patient Safety Award team

The Lancaster General Hospital, LG Health Physicians and Pharmacy teams won the Quality & Patient Safety Award for “Reducing Readmissions and Medication Error in High Risk Populations: Creation of a Hospital Wide Response to the Mediset Patient to Assist with Transition of Care.”

Team members include: Tara Tawil, MD; Brian Young, MD; Jennifer Walls, PharmD; Tina Suess, MHA, BSN, RN-BC; Al Giordano, PharmD; Stacie Johnson, RPh; Lisa Rathman, CRNP and Heather Snyder, RN.


Quality and Safety Award presentation
The Operational Award team
The Respiratory Therapy team won the Operational Award for “Daily Audits of Ventilator Settings and Preventing Ventilator Associated Events.”

Team members include: Joshua A. Good, BS, RRT; Marnie L. Cerino, BS, RRT; Kristen Meachum, BS, RRT; Tiffany Maulfair, AS, CRT; Jessica Collier, AS, CRT; Shelly Reheard, BSN, RN-BC; Christine Gaylord, MSN, RN; Sue Stahl, BSN, RN; Maulik Patel, MD; Matthew Pavlichko, MS, RRT-NPS; and James Farrington, BSN, RN.


Quality and Safety Award presentation
The Honorable Mention Award team
The Performance Improvement, LGH Intensive Care, and Women & Babies Hospital Labor & Delivery and Couplet Care teams received an Honorable Mention for “Patient Safety Huddle/Real Time Problem Solving Experiment.”

Team members include: William Bensel; Aimee Anderson, BSN, MSN, RN; Sara Bowne; Susan Stahl, BSN, RN; Steven Buzzard; Vickie Siegrist, BSN, MSN, RN; Erin Derstler, BSN, MSN, RN; Caitlin Haldeman; Kathleen Kanetsky; Andria Heiser, BSN, RN; Jason Mohler; Shelby Steigauf, BSN, MSN, RN; Andrew Myer, BSN, RN; Alyssa Livengood Waite, BSN, MSN, RN; Anthony Pepe; Heather Kreider, BSN, RN; Stephanie Shellhammer, BSN, MSN, RN; Janay DiBerardino, BSN, RN; and Wendy Fitts, BSN, RN.


Lancaster General Hospital Earns Top Quality Distinction

Lancaster General Hospital has been named to Healthgrades’ 2020 America’s 50 Best Hospitals.

America’s Best Hospitals is Healthgrades’ highest distinction. The list is based solely on clinical quality outcomes for 32 conditions and procedures, and rewards hospitals that consistently exhibit exceptional, comprehensive quality care.

Hospitals named to the list are in the top 1 percent of hospitals in the nation for consistently providing overall clinical excellence across a broad spectrum of conditions and procedures year over year.


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