Johns Hopkins Medicine
Office of Corporate Communications
Media Contact: Gary Stephenson
November 10, 2005
JOHNS HOPKINS COMMUNITY PHYSICIANS GET AWARD FOR SAFE MEDICATION PRACTICES
The Institute for Safe Medication Practices (ISMP) has named Johns Hopkins Community Physicians (JHCP) a winner of its eighth annual Cheers Awards. According to ISMP, the award is given each year to organizations that “have set a superlative standard of excellence for others to follow in the prevention of medication errors and adverse drug events.”
“We are delighted to have the opportunity to share our experience and expertise in error prevention strategies with a large, national audience,” said Joan Kramer, Ph.D., R.N., C.I., and staff development manager for JHCP. “The program initiatives we have developed can be easily adopted into similar medical practices. Johns Hopkins Community Physicians has created a culture of safety that makes creative, effective safety programs both possible and sustainable.”
Johns Hopkins Community Physicians
Johns Hopkins Community Physicians brings Johns Hopkins primary care to neighborhoods throughout Maryland. Physicians specializing in internal medicine, pediatrics, family practice and Ob/Gyn provide care to children and adults at 15 sites. The sites range in size from large, multiservice practices offering several specialties to small private practice-style offices.
The Institute for Safe Medication Practices
ISMP is a nonprofit organization headquartered in Huntingdon Valley, Pa., established 11 years ago to work closely with health care practitioners and institutions, regulatory agencies, consumers and professional organizations to provide education about medications errors and their prevention.