The Pediatric Quality Award (PQA) is all about the spirit of sharing improvements across children's hospitals. CHA received a record 110 projects from 60 children's hospitals when the 2017 call for entries closed on July 31. That's an increase of 45 percent from the 2015 award and an opportunity to spread more practices making a difference in children's health care.
Projects that hospitals entered focused on:
- Changing clinical care (35 entries)
- Transforming care delivery (12 entries)
- Improving patient safety (44 entries)
- Achieving waste reduction (19 entries)
Entries from freestanding children's hospitals, hospitals within a hospital, specialty hospitals and others, means there are ideas for organizations of every type and size.
After judges from hospitals select the semifinalists in October, three judges with industry expertise will choose the finalists in December. Winners will be announced at the 2018 Quality and Safety Conference March 5-7. The full entry list will be available in the next few months.
If you missed the PQA news last year, catch up with articles that feature the 2015 finalists:
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