Nurses from North Shore-LIJ Health System, Lake Success, N.Y., were on hand March 25 to accept the 2014 Risk Management and Patient Safety Best Practices Award from Physicians Reciprocal Insurers at the companys Roslyn, N.Y., offices.
The company started the awards in 2011 to promote the knowledge and adoption of best practices to benefit the healthcare industry, according to a news release.
North Shore-LIJ won first place for its Getting to Zero: Best Practices to Reduce Hospital-Acquired Central Line Associated Bloodstream Infections program.
The award was accepted by Donna Armellino, RN, DNP, CIC, vice president, infection prevention; Marianna Vazquez, RN, MS, NE-BC, associate executive director of patient care services, Plainview and Syosset hospitals; Kerri Anne Scanlon, RN, MSN, CNO of North Shore University Hospital and deputy CNE, North Shore-LIJ; and Mark Jarrett, MD, MBA, senior vice president, chief quality officer and associate chief medical officer, North Shore-LIJ.
The Patient Safety Award gives us the opportunity to publicly acknowledge some of the best practices taking place in the field and give others an opportunity to learn more by facilitating the exchange of information, PRI CEO Anthony J. Bonomo said in the release.
Honorable mention honors were awarded to Parker Jewish Institute for Healthcare & Rehabilitation, New Hyde Park, N.Y., for its Case Study: Reducing Inappropriate Nursing Home Resident Hospital Admission program.