I Am Patient Safety 2018 Winners

​​The Pennsylvania Patient Safety Authority is proud to recognize the 10 individual winners and winning teams of the 2018 "I Am Patient Safety" contest. These winners, all from Pennsylvania healthcare facilities, have demonstrated a personal and notable commitment to patient safety, and shared amazing patient safety stories. They are recognized by the Authority and their professional peers for the progress they have made to improve patient safety in their respected healthcare facilities.

The Authority received 206 nominations in nine award categories and selected winners 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

Each winner is celebrated individually, and then collectively during Patient Safety Awareness Week 2018 (March 11 – March 17). Awards include a certificate of recognition, a token of appreciation, a mention in the Authority's Pennsylvania Patient Safety Advisory, and a published photo in the Authority’s 2017 Annual Report. Winners will be formally recognized at the Authority’s first annual Pennsylvania Patient Safety Summit (P2S2) in State College, PA, on April 5, 2018.

The Authority thanks everyone who submitted a nomination. If you know an individual or group who should be recognized for their patient safety efforts, please nominate them for the 2019 "I Am Patient Safety" contest during the next nomination period. 

         

Michelle Nelsen 

 ​​Michelle Nelsen, RN, UPMC Hamot

I Am Patient Safety 2018 winner of the "Improving Diagnosis" award and recipient of the 2018 “Executive Director’s Choice” award

         
Janeen Smith, Ann-Louise Jeffery, Liz Waterhouse, Jodi Levine, Trish Ward, Katie Costantini, Chester County Hospital        

Janeen Smith, BSN, RN; Ann-Louise Jeffery, MSN, RNC-MNN; Liz Waterhouse, RNC-OB;  Jodi Levine, MD, FAAP; Trish Ward, MSN, RNC-OB; and Katie Costantini, MSN, RNC-MNN Chester County Hospital
I Am Patient Safety 2018 winners of the "Best Use of Authority Resources" award

         

Dr. Hannah DoHannah Do, MD

Gastroenterologist and Medical Director of Total Parental Nutritional Services            
Cancer Treatment Centers of America at Eastern Regional Medical Center
I Am Patient Safety 2018 winner of the "Focus on the Patient" award 

 
         


Dawn Emes
 Dawn Emes, BSN, RN, CMSRN

  Lehigh Valley Hospital - Muhlenberg
  I Am Patient Safety 2018 winner of the "Good Catch" award

Janet Cahill

Janet Cahill
Microbiology Supervisor    
Einstein Medical Center Montgomery
I Am Patient Safety 2018 winner of the "Improving Diagnosis" award 

 

Raymond Cipollini Raymond J. Cipollini
Maintenance Mechanic

Einstein Medical Center Montgomery
I Am Patient Safety 2018 winner of the "Individual Impact: Going Above and Beyond" award 

UPMC Presbyterian Shadyside

Carol Mathews, BSN, RN, CWOCN; Cecilia Zamarripa, MSN, RN, CWON; Lisa Donahue, DNP, RN, CPPS; Sarah Martin-Cua, MBA, MSN, RN; Kristian Feterik, MD, MBA    
UPMC Presbyterian Shadyside
I Am Patient Safety 2018 winner of the "Innovation" award 

         

Heather KlineHeather Kline, RNAC, ICP   

Kendal at Crosslands
I Am Patient Safety 2018 winner of the "Long-Term Care" award 

The Multidisciplinary Falls Committee

The Multidisciplinary Falls Committee   
UPMC Susquehanna - Williamsport Regional Medical Center
I Am Patient Safety 2018 winner of the best "Video" award