Honouring those who significantly impacted patient safety
HealthCareCAN and the Canadian Patient Safety Institute (CPSI) are pleased to announce the 2015 "Champions" of patient safety. These individuals and organizations have achieved safer care and inspired stronger partnerships with patients/families. Congratulations to the individual and organization recipients of the 2015 Canadian Patient Safety Champion Award:
Click on the name of each award winner listed above to learn more about the individual who has had a significant impact on patient safety and the organization who has excelled at supporting and/or partnering with patients/families on a patient safety initiative.
Nominations were reviewed by an Award Panel (Ed Kry, Bernie Weinstein and Sharon Nettleton from Patients for Patient Safety Canada, Daryl Bell from Kingston General Hospital and Candy Garossino from Providence Healthcare) and the top three entries in each category were selected based on the following criteria:
- Impact: the work resulted in measurable, significant and/or wide impact on patient safety- e.g. changes in policies, procedures, processes, and/or culture at different system levels (point of care, organization, province, country),
- Partnership/ collaboration: the work was done in partnership and/or fostered collaboration among different stakeholders,
- Spread and sustainability: the work can be replicated and/or spread in other units or organizations and can be sustained (e.g. partnering with patients is anchored organizational structure)
- Innovation: the work developed, updated and/or adopted new approaches that improved quality and/or safety of care, administrative efficiency, patient experience and/or outcomes.
Leadership: the individual or organization demonstrated initiative in orchestrating systemic change in an environment of collaboration.