At Cystic Fibrosis Foundation-accredited care centers across the country, the emphasis on quality improvement performance standards helps care center staff effectively treat the thousands of people with CF and their families who come to them for excellent, specialized care.
At this year's North American Cystic Fibrosis Conference, 11 care centers from across the country were presented with a 2010-2011 Quality Care Award.
At this year's North American Cystic Fibrosis Conference, the following care centers were honored with a 2010 - 2011 Quality Care Award, which recognizes sustained quality improvement work that helped achieve better health outcomes for people with CF:
- Long Beach Memorial Medical Center, Adult Program
- Yale University
- Helen DeVos Children's Hospital, Pediatric Program
- Monmouth Medical Center
- Steven and Alexandra Cohen Children's Medical Center of New York/Long Island Jewish Medical Center
- Akron Children's Hospital
- Cincinnati Children's Hospital Medical Center/University of Cincinnati University Hospital
- Nationwide Children's Hospital
- Children's Hospital of Philadelphia, Pediatric Program
- Children's Hospital of Pittsburgh of UPMC/University of Pittsburgh Medical Center
- Seattle Children's Hospital/University of Washington Medical Center
“We applaud the efforts of this year's awardees and thank them for their tireless dedication to improving CF care,” said Bruce C. Marshall, M.D., CF Foundation vice president of clinical affairs. “You should all be proud of your unique contributions as we continue to make significant gains in the lives of people with CF.”
About the Awards
The Foundation instituted the Quality Care Awards in 2008. Recipients of this year's awards were chosen by the CF Foundation Center Committee from the care centers visited during fall 2010 and spring 2011. Centers that received the honor excelled at meeting the following quality improvement performance standards:
- Actively uses clinical outcomes data to identify opportunities for improvement and documents results of improvement efforts.
- Aligns improvement efforts to result in measurable improvement in important clinical outcomes.
- Consistently and actively involves patients and families in identifying, designing and/or implementing improvement efforts.
- Employs innovative strategies to improve care processes and outcomes.
- Implements system changes that result in high reliability of care processes.
View photos of the Quality Care Award recipients.