Healthcare Workers Recognized for Personal Commitment to Patient Safety through 2016 “I Am Patient Safety” Poster Contest
I Am Patient Safety Poster Recognition Contest 

The Pennsylvania Patient Safety Authority held its annual "I Am Patient Safety" poster recognition contest during the last several months to recognize individuals and groups within Pennsylvania's healthcare facilities who have demonstrated a personal commitment to patient safety. Patient Safety Awareness Week is March 13-19. The Authority's contest helps Patient Safety Officers promote progress being made within their healthcare facilities to improve patient safety. The Authority thanks those individuals and groups from the winning Pennsylvania healthcare facilities who participated in the contest. If you think an individual or group should be recognized for their patient safety efforts next year, please nominate them during the next poster recognition contest beginning May 2, 2016.

Several Authority management staff comprised the judging panel. The panel judged de-identified submissions upon the following criteria: the person or group (1) had a discernible impact on patient safety for one or many patients, (2) demonstrated a personal commitment to patient safety, and (3) demonstrated a strong patient safety culture is present in the facility. Bonus points were awarded for submissions that demonstrated initiative taken by an individual.

Winners received their photos and patient safety efforts highlighted on posters that can be displayed within their facilities. They also received a certificate and "I Am Patient Safety" recognition pin from the Authority. Winners are invited to attend the March 2016 Patient Safety Authority Board of Directors meeting for lunch and to meet Authority board members and staff.

Join the Authority in congratulating the 2016 winners! An Advisory article listing all of the recognized facilities and their patient safety efforts is in the March 2016 Advisory.

 Winners of the 2016 "I Am Patient Safety" Poster Contest

Cancer Treatment Centers of America® (CTCA) at Eastern Regional Medical Center
Mashiul Chowdhury, MD
Chief of Infectious Diseases, Director of Infection Control & Antibiotic Stewardship Program

Harrisburg Hospital - Pinnacle Health System
Lauren Bailey, Registered Dietician; Becky Bryson, Dietary Hostess; Sally Loyd, Dietary Hostess; Julie Spickler, Dietary Hostess

Doylestown Hospital
Brenda Prabhakar, RN
Emergency Department
Jeanes Hospital
George Miller, RPh, Clinical Pharmacy Manager

Doylestown Hospital
Tania Hoyer, RN, BSN, CCRN-CSC
Clinical Educator, Intensive Care Unit(ICU), Cardiovascular Intensive Care Unit (CVICU), Interventional Cardiology Unit (IVU), and Post Anesthesia Care Unit (PACU)

Lehigh Valley Hospital – Cedar Crest
Adebola Onanuga, RN
Medical Surgery Geriatric
Einstein Medical Center Montgomery
Anne Gennaria, RN, BSN
Diagnostic Testing Nurse
Suzanne Popowicz, BSN
Pennsylvania Hospital
Lee Ann Hollingsworth
Patient Care Technician, Preadmission Testing Unit
Einstein Medical Center Montgomery
Tony Wise
Environmental Services
Phoenixville Hospital
Rachel Benensky, RN
Med/Surg Telemetry

Einstein Medical Center Philadelphia, Elkins Park, MossRehab and Willowcrest
Dorothy Borton, RN, BSN, CIC, Infection Prevention Manager

Phoenixville Hospital
Jodi Cheeks, RN, Unit Coordinator
Kimberley DiBlassio, RN
Med/Surg Telemetry

Forbes Hospital, Allegheny Health Network
Tammie Mortiz, Physician's Assistant

Phoenixville Hospital
Madonna Nowak, RN
Operating Room (OR)
Guthrie Robert Packer Hospital
Bonnie Morris, RN, MSN
Oncology Manager
St. Luke’s University Health Network – Anderson Campus
Janice Reppert
Environmental Services Manager

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