August 10, 2020
Pennsylvania is home to a diverse hospital community, whose leadership and staff are focused on weaving the needs of their patients into every facet of their missions, plans, and projects. They are focused on constant improvement of the quality and value of care they provide, the patient and family experience, and the innovation necessary to keep up with the rapid pace of emerging technology.
The Hospital and Healthsystem Association of Pennsylvania (HAP) annually recognizes these efforts through its esteemed Achievement Awards program, which began during 1978. The winning initiatives celebrate hospitals leveraging partnerships and inventive ideas to improve patient care and outcomes and invest in the specific health needs of communities.
Twelve winning programs were selected from 131 entries this year. Winners were chosen for “Community Champions,” “Optimal Operations,” “In Safe Hands,” and “Excellence in Care” categories across three divisions for small, medium, and large organizations. The “Living the Vision Award” recognizes one project that demonstrated accomplishments in all dimensions of the Triple Aim of improving community health and patient experience, while reducing health care costs.
“COVID-19 has fundamentally upended our lives; however, during this extraordinary time of change, one thing has remained: the Pennsylvania hospital community’s commitment to caring for every patient who needs it,” said Andy Carter, HAP president and chief executive officer, in the video announcement.
“And while our celebration may look different this year, I am pleased to honor the winners of HAP’s 2020 Achievement Awards. The award winners we feature here follow in the great tradition of health care providers committed to continuously improving the care they provide and playing an indispensable role in their communities.”
The 2020 HAP Achievement Award winners are:
Living the Vision Award
Community Champions Award
Optimal Operations Award
In Safe Hands Award
Excellence in Care Award
Submissions were evaluated by a 16-judge panel. The panelists, drawn from Pennsylvania and across the nation, represented the public and private sectors, business organizations, consumer groups, and renowned health care quality institutes.
Winners will be recognized at HAP’s 2020 Patient Safety and Quality Symposium, which will be virtually held September 9-10.
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