Tag Archives: 2018 Sherman Award

Family Engagement

Empowering Family Members to Prevent Falls

Editor’s Note: This week’s Encore Presentation describes how the Memorial Rehabilitation Institute fixed a safety problem by increasing the engagement of family members. In addition to preventing patient falls, the program improved family communication and satisfaction and unexpectedly decreased the number of patients who needed to transfer to skilled nursing facilities. The Memorial Rehabilitation Institute received […]

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Denise Maillet is director of quality and patient safety at Memorial Rehabilitation Institute in Hollywood, Florida. As part of her role, she strives to use data analysis to assist her team in developing innovative ways to improve patient care.

Denise Maillet, OTR/L has 2 post(s) at EngagingPatients.org


Sepsis Awareness

Collaborating with Patients and Families to Raise Awareness of Sepsis

Editor’s note: September is Sepsis Awareness Month, a time to amplify efforts to improve awareness, education, treatment and prevention of a condition that’s responsible for 250,000 deaths each year in the United States. The Sepsis Alliance designated September as SAM in 2011, and in 2012 joined the Global Sepsis Alliance in declaring September 13 as World Sepsis Day. […]

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Jeanne DeCosmo is the director of clinical quality at MedStar Health. She is the co-lead of the MedStar Health Sepsis Collaborative and served on the team responsible for implementing Patient and Family Advisory Councils for Quality and Safety at each MedStar entity. Immediately prior to coming to MedStar Health, Jeanne served as VP Quality Policy and Advocacy, and Director of Workforce Development at the Maryland Hospital Association. She led numerous state-wide quality improvement efforts to reduce healthcare associated infections and served as co-lead for the nurse retention collaborative. Jeanne received her BSN from the University Of Maryland School Of Nursing and her MBA at Hood College in Frederick Maryland.

Jeanne DeCosmo, BSN, MBA, CPHQ has 2 post(s) at EngagingPatients.org


Patient and Family Advisory Councils

Health Central Hospital’s PFAC: The Voice at the Heart of Things

Editor’s Note: Health Central Hospital’s Patient and Family Advisory Council was recognized as a finalist for the 2018 Sherman Award for Excellence in Patient Engagement. The Sherman Award is co-sponsored by Taylor Healthcare and the IHI/NPSF Lucian Leape Institute. In addition to selecting Sherman Award winners each year, the judges name finalists when the caliber of their projects warrants special recognition. […]

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Allison Sandera Allison Sandera is a project manager with the Florida Hospital Association, aiding member hospitals and health systems in providing the highest quality of care to all Floridians through quality improvement and patient safety collaboratives and educational activities. She established and leads the association’s Patient and Family Engagement (PFE) Learning Collaborative, providing strategic guidance to hospital administrators on key PFE concepts and strategies, such as establishing or expanding patient & family advisory councils.

Allison Sandera has 1 post(s) at EngagingPatients.org


2018 Sherman Award Winner

Training Family Members for Fewer Falls and Better Outcomes

Editor’s Note: The Memorial Rehabilitation Institute received a 2018 Sherman Award for Excellence in Patient Engagement for its fall prevention program. The Sherman Award is co-sponsored by Taylor Healthcare and the IHI/NPSF Lucian Leape Institute and was awarded at the IHI/NPSF Patient Safety Congress held recently in Boston, Massachusetts. Memorial Rehabilitation Institute, located in Hollywood, Florida, […]

2018 Sherman Award

Countdown to Sherman Award Nominations: Two More Weeks

The nomination period for the 2018 Sherman Award for Excellence in Patient Engagement will close on Thurs, March 8. Given annually since 2014, the award recognizes efforts to foster and improve the engagement of patients and family members across all settings: inpatient and ambulatory care facilities, physician offices, long-term care settings, pharmacies, home care, schools, […]

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Susan Carr Susan Carr is a medical editor and writer specializing in patient safety and engagement. In addition to curating the EngagingPatients blog, she produces publications for the Betsy Lehman Center in Boston and the Society to Improve Diagnosis in Medicine. Susan lives and works in Lunenburg, Massachusetts.

Susan Carr has 46 post(s) at EngagingPatients.org

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2018 Sherman Award

Prepare to Nominate the Best in Patient and Family Engagement

Next month, after the holidays have been celebrated and the New Year embraced, nominations will open for the 2018 Sherman Award for Excellence in Patient Engagement. Now is the perfect time to review this past year’s projects, challenges and accomplishments, and find those individuals and programs that stand out for their efforts to engage patients […]

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Susan Carr Susan Carr is a medical editor and writer specializing in patient safety and engagement. In addition to curating the EngagingPatients blog, she produces publications for the Betsy Lehman Center in Boston and the Society to Improve Diagnosis in Medicine. Susan lives and works in Lunenburg, Massachusetts.

Susan Carr has 46 post(s) at EngagingPatients.org

Check out my: Twitter