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Masonic Children’s Hospital honored by Minnesota Hospital Association

The children’s hospital received the Minnesota Hospital Association’s 2015 Patient Safety Improvement Award.
University of Minnesota Masonic Children
The Minnesota Hospital Association chose to honor Masonic Children’s Hospital this year for an innovative new patient safety feature implemented at our facility.

We’re honored to announce that University of Minnesota Masonic Children's Hospital has received the Minnesota Hospital Association's (MHA) 2015 Patient Safety Improvement Award.

The award, granted on April 24, recognizes our development of a daily, hospital-wide safety call for staff. The safety call involves 29 children’s hospital units, including all of our inpatient areas, the emergency department, lab, pharmacy, ambulatory clinics, patient relations, environmental services and others.

The call increases situational awareness for our leadership throughout the hospital. It helps us identify and resolve issues that have occurred over the prior 24 hours and anticipate potential problems over the next 24 hours. The call and this honor are another example of our daily drive to innovate and improve patient care.

“Every year we receive many worthy entries for the annual awards, including for Patient Safety Improvement Award. All of the entries this year were impressive; our judges found the material we received about your nominee to be the most impressive of all,” the MHA wrote in an award notification letter.

The MHA represents 143 hospitals and health systems across the state.