Ohio Hospital Newswire


Summa Health Named OPSI 2017 Best Practice Award Winner




In celebration of National Patient Safety Awareness Week, the Ohio Patient Safety Institute named Summa Health the winner of the 8th Annual Dr. Frank Dono Best Practice Award. Summa Health earned the award for a project that reduced preventable readmissions 24 percent from January 2015 to September 2016.
Summa Health’s pilot project, “Transitioning with Excellence - A Multidisciplinary Discharge and Transition Improvement Project” was led by a team of administrators, computer programmers, nurses, physicians, pharmacists, psychologists, social workers, process engineers, respiratory therapists and dietitians who worked collaboratively to identify stronger methods of patient care transitions. The project team assessed the current process to understand root causes and barriers to delivering optimum patient care, and then re-engineered roles and communication strategies. The team continues to meet to promote ongoing improvements to the new standards of care.
OPSI salutes three hospitals as runners-up for the award including:
  • Cleveland Clinic Fairview Hospital
  • Nationwide Children’s Hospital
  • OhioHealth Grant Medical Center
Created by OPSI’s Board of Trustees, the Best Practice Award recognizes a program that has demonstrated a focus on improving patient safety in a health care setting, while incorporating regional and national patient safety benchmarks and remaining unique to the Ohio health care market.

OHA officially will present the award to Summa Health on June 14 during the OHA Quality Summit, part of OHA’s Annual Meeting in Columbus. To learn more, download the OHA news release
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