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2017 Qualis Health Washington Quality Award Winners Announced

May 9, 2017

Qualis Health Recognizes Six Washington Organizations for Improvements in Healthcare

Seattle, WA - Qualis Health, one of the nation's leading population health management organizations, is recognizing six healthcare organizations from across the state of Washington for their achievements in improving healthcare quality and outcomes. The award recipients will be recognized during a ceremony at the 2017 Northwest Patient Safety Conference on May 11, 2017.

"Patients, purchasers, and policy makers are increasingly focused on value, and are demanding a system that delivers better care, spends dollars in a smarter way, and improves overall community health," says Jonathan Sugarman, MD, MPH, President and CEO of Qualis Health. "The Qualis Health Awards of Excellence in Healthcare Quality celebrate organizations that are transforming care for their communities, and make a real difference for their patients and families."

The 2017 Quality Awards of Excellence in Healthcare Quality are awarded to the following organizations:

  • Award of Excellence: Outpatient - Mason General Hospital/Olympic Physicians, Shelton, for their project, "Improving the Rate of Colon Cancer Screening in a Rural Underserved Population—Patients 50–75 Years Old"
     
  • Award of Excellence: Outpatient - Swedish Medical Group, Seattle, for their project, "Effectiveness of an Electronic Medical Reminder for Hepatitis C Screening"
     
  • Award of Excellence: Post-Acute Care - Issaquah Nursing and Rehabilitation Center, Issaquah, for their project, "Reducing Antipsychotic Use in Dementia Patients"
     
  • Award of Excellence: Pharmacy - Kelley-Ross Pharmacy Group, Seattle, for their project, "Heart 2 Heart, Improving Outcomes and Decreasing Readmissions for Heart Failure Patients through Integrated Pharmacist Home Visit Model"
     
  • Award of Excellence: Large Hospital - Harborview Medical Center, Seattle, for their project "Improving Diabetes Self-Management with Limited-English-Proficient Patients Using Bilingual/Bicultural Diabetes Navigators"
     
  • Award of Excellence: Large Hospital - Virginia Mason Medical Center, Seattle, for their project, "Journey to ‘Never’ Land—A Project to Eliminate Central Line-Associated Bloodstream Infections"
     
  • Award of Excellence: Health System - Virginia Mason Medical Center, Seattle, for their project, "Early Recognition and Treatment of Sepsis"

Contact Us

For media inquiries, please contact:

Evan Stults
Associate Vice President, Quality & Safety Initiatives /
Executive Vice President, Communications
(206) 288-2458
evans@qualishealth.org