Quality guru Donald Berwick, M.D., president and CEO of the Institute for Healthcare Improvement, today was named the 2004 recipient of the Health Research and Educational Trust's TRUST Award.
The award seeks to honor individuals who exhibit "significant leadership and vision, personal dedication and compassion for excellence and overall ethics and integrity to improve health for all."
"His perseverance and passion is a constant inspiration and call to action to achieve excellence in patient care," said Mary Pittman, HRET president. "We are thrilled to honor and recognize Don for his stellar achievements."
Berwick will be presented the award at the Health Forum/American Hospital Association Leadership Summit July 25 in San Diego.
The HRET is a not-for-profit research and educational organization affiliated with the AHA.