2020 Eisenberg Award winners announced by Joint Commission, National Quality Forum
The Joint Commission and National Quality Forum (NQF), two of the nation’s leading organizations in health care quality and patient safety, have announced the recipients of the 2020 John M. Eisenberg Patient Safety and Quality Awards.
This year, The Joint Commission and NQF recognize and honor groundbreaking initiatives in three categories:
- Innovation in Patient Safety and Quality at the National Level – Veterans Health Administration (VHA) Rapid Naloxone Initiative, Washington, DC
- Innovation in Patient Safety and Quality at the Local Level – Northwestern Medicine Academy for Quality and Safety Improvement, Chicago, Illinois
- Individual Achievement – David M. Gaba, MD, staff anesthesiologist and director of the Patient Simulation Center of Innovation, VA Palo Alto Health Care System, California, and professor, Anesthesiology, Perioperative and Pain Medicine, and associate dean for Immersive and Simulation-based Learning, Stanford University School of Medicine, California
The patient safety awards program, launched in 2002, honors the late John M. Eisenberg, MD, MBA, former administrator of the Agency for Healthcare Research and Quality (AHRQ), an impassioned advocate for health care quality improvement.
For more information about the groundbreaking work completed by the award recipients, please visit the Eisenberg Award webpage.