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News Release: SEPA Hospitals, Health Systems Honored at HAP’s Southeast Connect

November 05, 2018

Five southeastern Pennsylvania hospitals and health systems were recognized Friday for their work to provide exceptional care to the region’s patients and families.

The awards ceremony was held during Southeast Connect, southeastern Pennsylvania’s premier health care event. Hosted by The Hospital and Healthsystem Association of Pennsylvania (HAP), the event brings together more than 350 hospital and health system executives, trustees, and physicians to network, gain industry insight, and celebrate the best of the hospital community.

Three hospitals and health systems were honored with Delaware Valley Patient Safety & Quality Awards. The awards—facilitated by The Health Care Improvement Foundation, Partnership for Patient Care, and Independence Blue Cross—recognize hospital and health system work to provide exceptional care and improve patient outcomes.

The 2018 Delaware Valley Patient Safety & Quality Award recipients were:

  • First Place: Einstein Medical Center Montgomery with the initiative, Preventing Opioid-Induced Ventilatory Impairment (OIVI) in Medical Surgical Patients
  • Second Place: Penn Medicine with the initiative, ICU Liberation: Executing the “ABCDEF” Bundle Daily
  • Third Place: Abington Hospital-Jefferson Health with the initiative, Reducing Postoperative Complications: An Interdisciplinary Approach to Early and Consistent Ambulation

Additionally, Paoli Hospital and St. Mary Medical Center were recognized with 2018 Gift of Life Awards, which were sponsored by Gift of Life Donor Program, eastern Pennsylvania’s organ procurement organization. The awards highlight excellent performance in organ donation advocacy and the compassionate care that is provided to patients and families who give and receive organ donations.

“Your work is human to human. You provide understanding and compassion to people who may be confused and fearful, and at their most vulnerable. Your work is expected to serve all ages, genders, races, and income levels with equal skill, care, and empathy. For you, that’s the baseline,” said Andy Carter, HAP’s president and CEO, during his opening remarks.

“This annual meeting demonstrates HAP’s continued commitment to this spirit of mutual respect in the hospital and health care community of southeastern Pennsylvania.”

This year’s Southeast Connect featured a keynote address by Jon Meacham, renowned presidential historian, contributing writer to The New York Times Book Review, contributing editor at TIME, and Pulitzer Prize-winning author. Meacham provided historical context and insight into the political landscape ahead of the November 6 midterm elections.

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