Christiana Care Health System has been named the 2010 Alliance Innovation Award winner from the Alliance of Independent Academic Medical Centers (AIAMC), a national organization made up of 69 major academic medical centers and health systems.
The award recognizes Christiana Care for innovative approaches to medical education and research that result in better patient outcomes.
Christiana Care received the award for developing and implementing an innovative graduate-level, 12-week course. The curriculum focuses on inter-professional learning through collaboration on quality improvement projects. The aim of the course is to produce measurable improvements in quality and patient safety.
“We are honored to receive the Innovation Award,” says Robert J. Laskowski, M.D., MBA, president and chief executive officer of Christiana Care. “It validates the dedication of so many of my colleagues at Christiana Care to provide quality education aimed at transforming the way we deliver care.”
“Christiana Care has been an active participant and leader in the AIAMC National Initiative: Improving Patient Care through Graduate Medical Education since 2007,” says Kimberly Pierce-Boggs, AIAMC executive director. “Christiana Care serves as an excellent example of the successful integration of graduate medical education and quality. The AIAMC board of directors is delighted to present Christiana Care with this award.”
Dr. Laskowski will accept the award on behalf of Christiana Care at AIAMC’s annual meeting on March 26 in New Orleans, LA.