ASHNHA Quality & Patient Safety Awards

Nominations will be open for the ASHNHA 2020 Quality and Patient Safety Awards in April 2020.

  • Awards will be presented at the ASHNHA Annual Conference awards luncheon.
  • Applications are due July 15, 2020. 
  • Application packet available for download in April 2020.

ASHNHA is excited to announce the winners of 2019 ASHNHA Quality and Patient Safety Awards. The winners will represent individuals and teams taking progressive and effective steps to improve patient care and outcomes. Awards are structured to recognize individuals, teams, and organizations focused on the importance of high-quality patient care programs, foster a culture of patient safety, and support sustainable improvements in quality and patient safety. Here is a booklet that lists all the winners and nominees. 

1. The Golden Stethoscope Award
Recognizes a healthcare advance practice provider or physician who consistently demonstrates his/her commitment to supporting and/or leading efforts that result in measurable improvements in the delivery of safe patient care.

2. Front-Line Staff Outstanding Performance Award
Recognizes an individual or team that has demonstrated above and beyond safety related performance in the workplace. The nomination may describe a system or process improvement, or noteworthy front-line staff performance of safety practices.

3. Innovation in Transformation of Patient Safety and Quality Award
Recognizes hospitals or nursing homes that have developed and implemented an innovative patient safety and/or quality process, project, or program, with measurably improved outcomes.

4. High Reliability: Persevering in the Pursuit of Zero Patient Harm Award
Recognizes a facility that has shown exemplary initiative and commitment to the development of comprehensive systems and processes that lead to a better, safer and more reliable health care system for 3-5 years of consistent progress. Recognizes a facility that has shown exemplary initiative and commitment to the development of comprehensive systems and processes that lead to a better, safer and more reliable health care system.

5. Impacting Social Determinants of Heath Award                                                                                                                                                This award recognizes Alaskan hospitals or long term care facilities that have shown exemplary collaboration and partnership with community service providers that results in  increased access to preventative health care services, address social determinants of health and or assists in reducing hospital readmissions <30 days.