The Pennsylvania Patient Safety Authority invites Pennsylvania hospitals, ambulatory surgical facilities, birthing centers, abortion facilities, and long-term care facilities to submit nominations for the "I Am Patient Safety" 2018 contest.
"I Am Patient Safety" 2018 is a statewide contest that recognizes and celebrates healthcare staff for their individual or collective commitment to patient safety. This year, the Authority is excited to award a winner in each of the following nine categories:
Focus on the Patient
- Best Use of Authority Resources
- Individual Impact--Going Above and Beyond
- Ambulatory Surgical Facility/Ambulatory Care Center
- Good Catch
Nominations will be accepted for individuals or groups from healthcare providers and facility staff. Nominees may include healthcare providers or other facility staff; for example housekeeping, dietary, or administrative staff. Patients may also submit nominations at a facility’s discretion. Each facility may nominate more than one individual or group for recognition, but while multiple submissions can be made, a single submission cannot be made to multiple categories. Changes cannot be made to nominations after submission.
The contest will recognize individuals or groups within your organization who have made a personal commitment to patient safety and who have influenced or improved patient safety within the facility. Each nomination will be considered only for the category in which it was submitted. With facility consent, this information will be published in the Pennsylvania Patient Safety Advisory, the Annual Report, and will be posted on the Authority’s website and social media platforms. The winners will be announced on November 16, 2017, on Facebook Live. The Authority will recognize all winners at its first annual Pennsylvania Patient Safety Summit (P2S2) in State College, PA, on April 5, 2018. At this special award luncheon, they will receive a token of recognition.
Nominations for individuals or groups are judged according to the following criteria:
Evident commitment to patient safety
Focus on training and education
Indicative of strong patient safety culture in the facility
Initiative taken by individual/group
The nomination deadline is October 2, 2017. All nominations should include a narrative of 5,000 characters or less, including spaces, and be submitted electronically here.
Please forward all questions, comments, or concerns to Shelly Mixell at firstname.lastname@example.org.
Read about the winners from, "I Am Patient Safety" 2017.