The Pediatric Quality Award is an opportunity for CHA member hospitals to be recognized for improvement projects that have made a big impact in patient safety, financial performance and hospital culture. Every two years, hospitals are chosen as winners in their categories by an expert panel of peers and international health care experts.
Learn more about the winning pediatric quality initiatives from 2017 in this webinar series. Live presentations will feature each category winner, with recorded presentations from seven semifinalists. See what quality improvement projects are making a difference. Register now.
Keeping Kids with Asthma Out of the ED: Award-winning Primary Care
April 2, 2019
Primary Care category winner Nationwide Children's Hospital presents how Nationwide's Primary Care Network increased the value and reliability of asthma care for demographically at-risk kids, reducing ED visits by 24% over the course of six years.
Eliminate Unplanned Extubations: Award-winning PICU Care
February 26, 2019
Safety category winner Ochsner Hospital for Children presented how the team has sustained a zero unplanned extubations rate, shortening hospital stays and reducing overall spend by more than $200,000 in the first year.
High Cost Drugs Drive Waste Reduction and Cost Savings: Award-winning Pharmacy Strategies
January 8, 2019
Children's Hospital of Philadelphia, Waste Reduction category winner, presented how a team of pharmacists, cardiac anesthesia providers and quality improvement specialists reduced waste of a high-cost medication, saving more than $1 million for the hospital.
Antibiotics Within One Hour: Award-winning Pediatric Oncology Care
December 12, 2018
Specialty Care category winner Monroe Carell Jr. Children’s Hospital at Vanderbilt presented how their Code Yellow initiative improved delivery of antibiotics within one hour to pediatric oncology patients who present with fever and neutropenia. This work has broad application for oncology care in many settings, as well as sepsis care.
Zero Serious Safety Events: Award-winning Transformation at Yale New Haven Children's Hospital
October 3, 2018
The overall winner of the 2017 Pediatric Quality Award, and the Delivery System Transformation category winner, Yale New Haven Children's Hospital presented how they increased safety event reporting by 852%, bringing serious safety events down to zero.