July 28, 2023
HAP's annual Achievement Awards honor hospitals and health systems for their innovation, creativity, and commitment to patient care. The Achievement Awards showcase and share member hospitals’ and health systems’ successful programs and best practices.
This year, UPMC Western Psychiatric Hospital received the Excellence in Care award for its outstanding project to safely taper or reduce the use of psychotropic medications for patients with autism spectrum disorder (ASD) or intellectual disability (ID).
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“The idea of tapering medications during periods of stability was a new idea to many caregivers and patients, and a good deal of psychoeducation was given to get buy-in to taper medications,” the team noted. “This is something that, should other systems want to do a similar project, should be discussed routinely during evaluations.”
Congratulations to UPMC Western Psychiatric Hospital for its dedication to improving care for people with autism spectrum disorder and intellectual disability.
Questions about the HAP Achievement Awards may be directed to HAP Member Services at (717) 561-5359.
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