Quality Award 2018
Shanthi Sivendran, M.D., and Caitlyn McNaughton, PA-C
Quality Award 2018
Wendy Fitts, MHA, BSN, RN, CPHQ; Kelly Tice, BSN, RN; Amy Sechrist, MSN, RN; Kyle Wojciechowski, BSN, RN; and Erin Cornman, BSN, RN

Two LG Health teams recently were honored with 2018 Penn Medicine Quality and Patient Safety Awards. Awards were presented Feb. 6 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.

The Ann B. Barshinger Cancer Institute team won the Quality & Patient Safety Award for “Integration of a Palliative Oncology Disease Team at the Ann B. Barshinger Cancer Institute.”

Team members include: Shanthi Sivendran, M.D.; Caitlyn McNaughton, PA-C; Randall A. Oyer, M.D.; Peter J. Jupin, Chaplain; Patti Inama Roda, MSN, BS; Susie Leese, BSN, RN, OCB; Amy Jo Pixley, MSN, RN, OCN, ONN-CG(T); Cassie L. Martin, PA-C; Kenneth G. Berkenstock, M.D.; Alicia G. Brittain, RN, OCN, CHPN; Emily E. Gehron, CRNP, DNP; Stacy A. Whalen, MSN, RN, OCN; Catherine C. Moriarty; Rachel L. Holliday; Heather M. Nelson-Przywara, LCSW; and Nga T. Pham, PharmD.

The Emergency Department and Performance Improvement teams won the Operational Award for “Utilization of Lean Performance Improvement Tools to Drive Emergency Department Standardization and Sustained Process Improvement.”

Team members include: Carla Leed, BS, RN; Amy Sechrist, MSN, RN; Erin Cornman, BSN, RN; Kelly Tice, BSN, RN; Kyle Wojciechowski, BSN, RN; and Wendy Fitts, MHA, BSN, RN, CPHQ. 

LG Health staff members also were part of a University of Pennsylvania Health System team that won a Quality & Patient Safety Award for “Development and Implementation of a Health-System Wide Initiative to Improve Sepsis Care.”

LG Health team members include: Aimee Anderson, RN, MSN, BS, CCRN, NE-BC; Don Berkow, M.D., FACEP; Jim Kennel, PharmD; Barb Taylor, RN, BSN; and Joe Kontra, M.D. 

Lancaster General Hospital Earns Top Quality Distinction

Lancaster General Hospital has been named to Healthgrades’ 2018 America’s 50 Best Hospitals

America’s Best Hospitals is Healthgrades’ highest distinction. The list is based solely on clinical quality outcomes and rewards excellence over a multi-year time period. 

Hospitals named to the list are in the top 1 percent of hospitals in the nation for providing overall clinical excellence across a broad spectrum of conditions and procedures consistently for at least six consecutive years. 

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