St. Luke’s University Health Network Recognizes Employees’ Quality Projects
Now in its 10th year, the St. Luke’s University Health Network Quality Improvement Awards Program recognizes internal innovations in care and efficiency. This year the winner of the top prize went to a group for development of a post-acute skilled nursing care network designed to better coordinate care after patients are discharged from the hospital.
Based in Bethlehem, Pa., St. Luke’s created the competition to allow teams of doctors, nurses and other caregivers and administrative staff come up with and test their own ideas about how to raise standards, expedite workflow or otherwise improve care and service. Then the projects are judged on their quantitative results.