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BIDMC Wins 2013 McKesson Award Top Prize for Quality and Safety Program

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Beth Israel Deaconess Medical Center has been awarded the 2013 AHA-McKesson Quest for Quality Prize. This prestigious prize recognizes leadership and innovation in quality and safety among the nation’s hospitals. BIDMC was selected by a committee of health care experts based on our culture of quality and efforts to achieve safety.

“BIDMC is on a continuous journey to improve quality and safety by engaging staff—as well as patients and families—in our mission,” said Ken Sands, MD, BIDMC’s chief quality officer and senior vice president of health care quality. “This award is a particularly rewarding affirmation that we’re on the right path.”

The AHA-McKesson Award is presented annually to a hospital that demonstrates a commitment to and progress in achieving the Institute of Medicine's (IOM) six quality aims—safety, patient-centeredness, effectiveness, efficiency, timeliness and equity.

The Award honors hospitals with quality and safety models that can be replicated by other hospitals. BIDMC is proud to be a model for reliable, high-quality patient care.

This is not the first time BIDMC has been recognized by AHA-McKesson. In July 2009, in recognition of BIDMC’s commitment to transparency and progress toward eliminating preventable harm, we were honored as the Finalist.

Watch Ken Sands, talk about our Quality and Safety improvement priorities and our ongoing efforts across all departments and disciplines.

Contact Information

Silverman Institute for Health Care Quality and Safety
Beth Israel Deaconess Medical Center
330 Brookline Ave
Boston, MA 02215

Lessons from a Quest for Quality Winner

Ken Sands on VideoBIDMC is the winner of the top prize for quality. Ken Sands explains why in an interview. Watch.