Take 5 for the John M. Eisenberg Award: Northwestern Medicine
We’re celebrating the 2020 John M. Eisenberg Patient Safety and Quality Award recipients in this special Take 5 series. These awards recognize major achievements to improve patient safety and health care quality. There are three recipients each year: for an individual; an organization impacting quality care at a national level; and an organization impacting quality care at a local level.
In this episode, we are joined by Dr. Kevin O’Leary, of Northwestern Medicine. Dr. O’Leary is Chief of the Division of Hospital Medicine, Associate Chair for Quality in the Department of Medicine, and Medical Director for Quality for Northwestern Memorial Hospital.
Northwestern Medicine is being recognized with the award for Innovation in Patient Safety and Quality at the Local Level for the Northwestern Medicine Academy for Quality and Safety Improvement, which was developed to prepare individuals, across multiple departments and professions in their health system, to lead quality improvement. The seven-month program teaches quality improvement methods and asks participants to complete a quality improvement project during the program. It also prepares participants to engage in quality improvement efforts and lead quality improvement projects after completion of the program. [19:10]
Listen to the other episodes in this series:
Take 5 for the John M. Eisenberg Award: Dr. David M. Gaba
Take 5 for the John M. Eisenberg Award: Veteran’s Health Administration