In 2008, the Society of Hospital Medicine (SHM) introduced the Excellence in Teamwork in Quality Improvement Award.
Unlike the awards presented to individual recipients, this award is presented in recognition of exemplary quality improvement initiatives in hospital medicine that engage the full patient care team. The award is intended to highlight outstanding team approaches to implementing interventions that improve patient care and safety.
SHM encourages submission of all multidisciplinary team projects but is particularly interested in projects related to the core competencies in hospital medicine and SHM’s quality improvement resource rooms. Preference will be given to those team projects that demonstrate excellence in successfully implementing quality improvement interventions.
Recipients of the Excellence in Teamwork in Quality Improvement Award receive recognition at HM17, complimentary registration for all team members and travel reimbursement for team members up to $3,000 to include hotel, airfare, and transportation to and from the meeting.
An SHM member-led, hospital-based, quality improvement team:
While the nomination will come from an individual, the project and submission must focus on the team.
Current SHM board members and officers as well as SHM awards committee members are not eligible.
Submissions may be related to any aspect of quality improvement and each submission will be judged using the following criteria:
Nomination Requirements and Information (nominees may be self-nominated)
All submissions require the following:
This award represents the finest teamwork throughout the United States’ hospitalist community and is a wonderful opportunity to showcase a hospital's or institution's “best” to colleagues and peers.
Deadline for Nominations is October 14, 2016
Submit to firstname.lastname@example.org or Society of Hospital Medicine, Attn: Awards, 1500 Spring Garden Street, Suite 501, Philadelphia, PA 19130. Failure to submit all the required information together will result in an incomplete nomination.
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