Christiana Care’s 9th Annual Focus on Excellence Awards program, Dec. 1, gave formal recognition to 24 teams of employees who entered projects demonstrating improvement in process or outcomes using the PDCA (Plan-Do-Check-Act) model.
“Thank you for being an inspiration to me and to each other,” said Christiana Care Health System President and CEO Robert J. Laskowski, M.D., MBA. “Our culture of excellence shows up in each one of us. It is evident in the way we care for each other and for our neighbors. We learn from each other.”
Special guest speaker Michael Leonard, M.D., a nationally renowed patient-safety expert, provided his insights on how health systems can form cultures of safety. Categories this year included awards for Nursing (6), Clinical Excellence (3), Community Health (2), Operations (2), Financial Strength (1), Learning Excellence (1), Great Place to Work (1), Safety (2), Employee Safety (1), Think of Yourself As a Patient (1), Residents (1), People’s Choice (1) President’s Award (1), plus a new award for Value in the Clinical Excellence category.