2010 Spirit of Excellence

Modern Healthcare’s 18th annual Spirit of Excellence awards, co-sponsored by Sodexo Health Care Services, honor organizations and individuals that go beyond what’s expected in serving their patients and communities.

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Honoring excellence | 2010 Spirit winners show passion for their work
By David Burda | December 13, 2010 | Print Magazine Print Magazine Subscription Details
Modern Healthcare congratulates the winners and honorable mentions of the 18th annual Spirit of Excellence Awards, co-sponsored by Sodexo Health Care Services.
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Striving for the BEST (Service--Honorable mention) | Patient satisfaction is key at Kansas hospital
By Ed Finkel | December 13, 2010 | Print Magazine Print Magazine Subscription Details
Since 2006, inpatient satisfaction has risen from the 59th to 96th percentile at Neosho Memorial Regional Medical Center in Chanute, Kan., according to Press Ganey Associates scores.
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Huddling up (Service--winner) | UC Davis aims for ‘excellent' patient experience
By Ed Finkel | December 13, 2010 | Print Magazine Print Magazine Subscription Details
Team huddles have become part of the daily routine among physicians and staff at the family and community medicine department of UC Davis Health System, since the clinic system undertook a “patient-centered medical home” approach starting about two years ago.
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Proactive protocol (Quality--Winner) | System puts focus on bipolar prevention
By Ed Finkel | December 13, 2010 | Print Magazine Print Magazine Subscription Details
Since July 2009, emergency department visits have decreased 40%, inpatient admissions by 62% and total inpatient days by 71% among bipolar patients seen through Heritage Valley Health System's Staunton Clinic for behavioral health, in Moon Township, Pa.
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Saving blood saves lives (Quality--Honorable mention) | Management program also helps reduce costs
By Ed Finkel | December 13, 2010 | Print Magazine Print Magazine Subscription Details
The University of Kansas Hospital in Kansas City has reduced the use of red blood cells by 37% and experienced a similar drop in its use of other blood products—saving about $1 million—since implementing an evidence-based, multidisciplinary blood management program in September 2009.
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Pedaling toward success (Community--Winner) | Students learn health through cycling at Woodhull
By Ed Finkel | December 13, 2010 | Print Magazine Print Magazine Subscription Details
Edward Fishkin and his colleagues at Woodhull Medical and Mental Health Center in New York City have won a medal with their pedals.
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See the difference (Community--Honorable mention) | Community coalition helps change public policy
By Ed Finkel | December 13, 2010 | Print Magazine Print Magazine Subscription Details
The Finney County Community Health Coalition, organized and led by St. Catherine Hospital in Garden City, Kan., has done more than simply engage a variety of stakeholders in public forums about community health issues, such as the need for public transportation and the dangers of secondhand smoke.
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Biometrics rewarded (Team--Winner) | Anna Jaques sees healthy results from new PPO
By Ed Finkel | December 13, 2010 | Print Magazine Print Magazine Subscription Details
Health insurance premiums were shooting up 15.2% annually from 2002 to 2007, doubling total premium costs to $7 million at 123-bed Anna Jaques Hospital in Newburyport, Mass. So hospital management collaborated with the Massachusetts Nurses Association to implement a new plan.
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Above and beyond (Team--Honorable mention) | Nurses get quick, direct feedback with Careline
By Ed Finkel | December 13, 2010 | Print Magazine Print Magazine Subscription Details
Patients and staff at Women & Infants Hospital of Rhode Island in Providence have a new way to recognize employees who go above and beyond in delivering care and supporting patients.
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Power to choose (C.A.R.E.S.--Winner) | Perinatal palliative care offer parents options
By Ed Finkel | December 13, 2010 | Print Magazine Print Magazine Subscription Details
Those who give birth to a terminally ill child have little time to enjoy precious moments. Hoping to give families a chance to make the most of their short, sweet time with their newborns, Women's Hospital in Newburgh, Ind., in October 2009 began a perinatal palliative-care program designed to provide parents with choices.
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Surgeons offer relief (C.A.R.E.S.--Honorable mention) | Doctors rush to help Haitian earthquake victims
By Ed Finkel | December 13, 2010 | Print Magazine Print Magazine Subscription Details
Thousands of Haitian earthquake victims have received medical care from more than 480 members of the American Academy of Orthopaedic Surgeons since January, with 500 other doctors on standby.
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