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Clinical Collaboration and Teamwork
The Clinical Collaboration and Teamwork award is presented to the team that engages colleagues in shared decision-making, fostering cooperation and open communication.
The patient placement team’s work is a huge undertaking that requires collaboration from every service in the hospital. The members of this team work together to pave the way for the future of health care.
Howard County General Hospital: Susan Groman, R.N., B.S., stroke program coordinator and the Brain Attack Performance Improvement Committee
The multidisciplinary Brain Attack Performance Improvement Committee that Ms. Groman led provided the framework for the most up-to-date stroke care for the community. A key to its effectiveness is the collegial, cooperative relationship among its members that she fostered.
Johns Hopkins Bayview Medical Center: Michael Schweitzer, M.D., director of the Center for Bariatric Surgery and associate professor of surgery, and the Center for Bariatric Surgery team
Under Dr. Schweitzer’s leadership, the bariatric surgery program has exemplified continuous quality improvement. It is a shining example of what can happen when a multidisciplinary team comes together around a shared vision and collaboratively works to improve patient care and the patient experience.
Johns Hopkins Community Physicians: Deborah Starr, C.R.N.P.
In her work as a nurse practitioner at Johns Hopkins Community Physicians’ Water’s Edge practice, Ms. Starr has lent great support to patient-centered medical home activities. Inclusive and collaborative in all she does, Ms. Starr has also led several successful staff and patient education efforts.
The Johns Hopkins Hospital: Peter Mogayzel, M.D., Ph.D., professor of pediatrics and director of the Cystic Fibrosis Center, and the Cystic Fibrosis Center
Dr. Mogayzel and his multidisciplinary team provide exemplary care and perform research to develop new therapies. The team’s far-reaching quality improvement initiatives have been recognized by the Cystic Fibrosis Foundation and the American Board of Pediatrics, leading to significant improvement in clinical outcomes.
Sibley Memorial Hospital: Richard Beckerman, M.D., director of the Department of Obstetrics and Gynecology
In a specialty that is imbued with emotion, Dr. Beckerman leads with quiet assurance and tirelessly provides assistance and mentoring across practice groups. A new department head, he is a strong, effective leader who has already guided his department through challenges, and devoted time and focused attention to explore new partnerships and new care models in obstetrical care.
Suburban Hospital: Gary Roggin, M.D., gastroenterologist, and the pharmacy team
Through a number of initiatives, Dr. Roggin and the pharmacy team have improved the quality and safety of medication delivery.
Patient- and Family-Centered Care