2015 Pediatric Quality Award Entries by Hospital

The 76 projects entered by member hospitals for the 2015 Pediatric Quality Award are listed alphabetically by hospital within each category. 

Clinical Care Project

Akron Children's Hospital/Akron, OH
Improving Gonorrhea and Chlamydia Screening in Sexually Active Females

Akron Children's Hospital/Akron, OH
Care Coordination for Medically Complex Children

All Children's Hospital Johns Hopkins Medicine/St. Petersburg, FL
Improving Outcomes in Preterm Infants by Cue-based Oral Feeding in the NICU

Ann & Robert H. Lurie Children's Hospital of Chicago
Implementation and Sustainability of a Bronchiolitis Clinical Care Guideline

Children's Healthcare of Atlanta
Decreasing Time to IV Antibiotics for Oncology with Fever Patients in the Emergency Department

Children's Hospital Colorado/Aurora, CO
Handshake Stewardship: A Novel Method to Improve Antimicrobial Use in a Pediatric Hospital

Children's Hospital Colorado/Aurora, CO
Subacute Rehabilitation Program

Children's Hospital at Dartmouth-Hitchcock/Lebanon, NH
Improved Family-Centered Care at Lower Cost: Rooming in to Treat Neonatal Abstinence Syndrome

Children's Hospital of Michigan/Detroit, MI
Pediatric Stroke Clinical Pathway Improves Time to Diagnosis for Patients Presenting to a Tertiary Care Children's Hospital

Children's National Medical Center/Washington, DC
The Spinal Fusion Surgical Home

Cincinnati Children’s Hospital Medical Center/Cincinnati, OH
Using Quality Improvement to Reduce Necrotizing Enterocolitis Across Hospital Systems

Dell Children's Medical Center of Central Texas
Asthma: Delivering Evidence-Based Care and Studying the Outcomes

Florida Hospital for Children/Orlando, FL
A Multifaceted Approach to Reducing Length of Stay in the NICU

Helen DeVos Children's Hospital/Grand Rapids, MI
FASTBREAK: Overcoming Hurdles to Prompt Treatment of Neutropenic Fever

NewYork-Presbyterian-Morgan Stanley Children's Hospital/New York, NY
Improving Time to Antibiotics for Oncology Patients With Fever and a Central Line

Our Lady of the Lake Children's Hospital/Baton Rouge, LA
Community Asthma Management Program

Riley Hospital for Children at Indiana University Health/Indianapolis, IN
Increasing Rates of Influenza Vaccination in a Pediatric Emergency Department Utilizing Automation in an Electronic Medical Record (EMR)

Riley Hospital for Children at Indiana University Health/Indianapolis, IN
Multifaceted Intervention to Reduce 30 Day Pediatric Asthma Related Readmissions

Seattle Children's/Seattle, WA
Timelier Therapy Initiation for Pediatric Ketoacidosis Management

St. Louis Children's Hospital and Washington University
Chemotherapy Administration in Children: Our Journey to Improve the Safety, Quality, and Reliability of our Delivery System and Process

Texas Children's Hospital/Houston, TX
Creating a Patient-Centered, Value-Based Multidisciplinary Craniosynostosis Surgery Program

Yale-New Haven Children's Hospital/New Haven, CT
Sustained Reduction in Length of Stay for Neonates with Neonatal Abstinence Syndrome

Delivery System Transformation

Children's Hospital Colorado/Aurora, CO
Reimagining Patient Referrals for the 21st Century

Children's Hospital & Medical Center/Omaha, NE
Improving the Interprofessional Team Rounds in the PICU

The Children's Hospital of Philadelphia
Antibiotic Stewardship in Primary Care

Children's Mercy Hospitals and Clinics/Kansas City, MO
Pre-Registration Team Goal

Cincinnati Children’s Hospital Medical Center/Cincinnati, OH
The Condition Outcomes Improvement Initiative

Levine Children's Hospital at Carolinas HealthCare System/Charlotte, NC
Developing Future Improvement Leaders: Experiential QI Training in Residency

Lucile Packard Children's Hospital Stanford/Palo Alto, CA
Leveraging a Lean Management System to Reduce Harm

Texas Children's Hospital/Houston, TX
Transforming Pediatric Diabetes Care to Improve Patient Outcomes

Patient Safety and Reduction of Harm

Advocate Children's Hospital - Oak Lawn/Oak Lawn, IL
CPAP Buddies

Akron Children's Hospital/Akron, OH
PINCHED Medication Error Reduction and Electronic Reporting in the PICU: The Tip of the Iceberg

Akron Children's Hospital/Akron, OH
Situation Awareness Saves Lives

American Family Children's Hospital/Madison, WI
Using Quality Improvement to Reduce Pediatric Catheter Associated Urinary Tract Infections

Ann & Robert H. Lurie Children's Hospital of Chicago
Reduction of Catheter-associated Urinary Tract Infections in the PICU

Arkansas Children's Hospital/Little Rock, AR
Sustained Improvement in Health Care Worker Hand Hygiene by Application of Error Prevention Principles

Arkansas Children's Hospital/Little Rock, AR
Taking the Fall for Kids

Boston Children's Hospital
Reducing Pediatric Unplanned Readmissions Utilizing a Discharge Bundle Combined With Teach-Back Methodology

Children's Healthcare of Atlanta
Journey to Zero: Systemic Reduction in Medication Administration Events through Novel Simulation Based Training

Children's Hospitals and Clinics of Minnesota/Minneapolis, MN
Respiratory Therapy and Skin Integrity

Children's Hospitals and Clinics of Minnesota/Minneapolis, MN
Safety Huddle: A Sustainable Strategy to Create Situational Awareness and Prevent Harm

Children's Hospital Colorado/Aurora, CO
Innovative Uses of the Electronic Health Record to Enhance Harm Prevention Efforts

Children's Hospital Colorado/Aurora, CO
Save Our Skin: Pressure Injury Reduction in the PICU

Children's Hospital Colorado/Aurora, CO
Transforming a Hospital Culture to Achieve Zero Harm

Children's Hospital & Medical Center/Omaha, NE
The Discharge Process: Needing More Improvement

Children's Hospital/New Orleans, LA
Reducing CLABSIs Through Team Empowerment

Children's Medical Center, Dallas
Hardwiring the "3Cs Medication Safety Process"

Children's of Mississippi/Jackson, MS
Safe Transport to the OR From the NICU: A Multidisciplinary Approach to Improving Perioperative Care of Newborns

Children's National Medical Center/Washington, DC
PICU Quality Boards

CHOC Children's Hospital of Orange County
Centralized Breast Milk Preparation and Bar Code Scanning

Cohen Children's Medical Center of New York/New Hyde Park, NY
Integrating a Pediatric Early Warning Score System to Best Identify Patient at Risk for Decompensation

Connecticut Children's Medical Center/Hartford, CT
Successful Implementation of Bar Code Medication Administration Technology and Workflow Processes to Reduce Patient Harm

Doernbecher Children's Hospital at Oregon Health & Science University/Portland, OR
Reducing Radiation Exposure Pediatric Modified Barium Swallow Studies

East Tennessee Children's Hospital/Knoxville, TN
Reduction of CAUTIs Through the use of High Reliability Principles

Gillette Children's Specialty Healthcare/St. Paul, MN
Safety Forward: Developing a Successful Venothromboembolis (VTE) Bundle

The Hospital for Sick Children/Toronto, ON
Applying a Modified Lean Six Sigma Approach to Decreasing Outbreaks in an Inpatient Complex Paediatric Unit

The Hospital for Sick Children/Toronto, ON
Interpreting the Braden Score: A Quality Improvement Initiative to Decrease Pressure Ulcers in a Pediatric Critical Care Unit

Seattle Children's/Seattle, WA
Reduction in Transfers Requiring ICU Practice in a Pediatric Tertiary Hospital

Texas Children's Hospital/Houston, TX
Reducing Cardiac Arrests Through In-Situ Simulation

Texas Children's Hospital/Houston, TX
Stoplight Mobility Alert System (SMAS)

University of Illinois Hospital/Chicago
Prevention of Central Line Associated Bloodstream Infection in the PICU

Waste Reduction/Improved Efficiency

Akron Children's Hospital/Akron, OH
Improving Patient Experience Press Ganey Peer Group Ranking in a Large, Urban Pediatric Emergency Department

Children's of Alabama/Birmingham, AL
Decreasing Hospital Length of Stay for Post-operative Adolescent Spinal Fusion Patients

Children's Health Children's Medical Center Dallas
Space Jam: Improving OR Efficiency Through Physician-hospital Partnership

Children's Hospital Colorado/Aurora, CO
Referral to Listing Process for Solid Organ Transplant Patients

Children's Hospital Colorado/Aurora, CO
Using Innovation to Improve Care Across the Continuum for Children Requiring Chronic Ventilation

The Children's Hospital of Philadelphia
Reducing Unnecessary Routine Post-Operative CBCs in the Pediatric Intensive Care Unit

Children's Hospital of San Antonio
Decreasing Health Care Waste for Hospitalized Children With a Referral to Child Protective Services

Cincinnati Children's Hospital Medical Center
Improved Operating Room Utilization: Interventions to Decrease Last-Minute Cancellation and Improve Efficiency

The Hospital for Sick Children, Toronto, ON
Optimizing Clinic Supplies for Improving Patients Experience

Mayo Clinic/Rochester, MN
Improvement in Care Transition of Post-operative Spinal Fusion Patients Between OR and PICU

McLane Children's Baylor Scott & White Health/Temple, TX
Solutions for Reducing Sedation Rates for Pediatric MRI Exams

Monroe Carell Jr. Children's Hospital/Nashville, TN
Reducing Laboratory Testing on a Pediatric Hospitalist Service

Rady Children's Hospital San Diego
Patient Flow Analysis in the Emergency Department Leads to Improved Clinical Management and Patient Satisfaction


2017 Judges

Judging this year's entries are pediatric quality experts from children's hospitals and allied organizations including the American Board of Medical Specialties Research and Education, American Board of Pediatrics, and the International Society for Quality in Health Care.

Past Award Entries