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Clinical Collaboration and Teamwork
2016 Winners Announced
The Clinical Collaboration and Teamwork award is presented to the team that engages colleagues in shared decision-making, fostering cooperation and open communication.
Johns Hopkins All Children’s Hospital: Laura Drach, D.O., and the Palliative Care Team
Dr. Drach and the palliative care team have seen dramatically increased consults, reflecting the value that patients, families and colleagues place on their services. Their work has helped ingrain palliative care into everyday culture.
Howard County General Hospital: Marc Applestein, M.D., and the Surgical Services Committee
An exemplary physician and leader at Howard County General Hospital for over 20 years, Dr. Applestein and the entire Surgical Services Committee, including Bernard Marquis, M.D., and Sharon Rossi, R.N.C., M.S., are devoted to achieving the highest-quality evidenced-based care.
Susan Gearhart, M.D.; Sara Sateri, M.D.; Dianne Bettick, R.N.; and the Enhanced Recovery After Surgery Team
Drs. Gearhart and Sateri, Dianne Bettick, and the Enhanced Recovery After Surgery team achieved significant reductions in length of stay and readmissions while increasing patient satisfaction scores.
Johns Hopkins Community Physicians: Michael Albert, M.D., Kathy Picarelli and the Remington Project Team
Dr. Albert and Kathy Picarelli are pleased to accept this award on behalf of the entire One Remington team, which consolidated three clinical practices into one. Together, they used Lean principles to develop workflows that improved the effectiveness and efficiency of patient care.
The Johns Hopkins Hospital: Sapna Kudchadkar, M.D., and the PICU UP! Team
Dr. Kudchadkar and the PICU UP! team have focused on early mobilization and progressive rehabilitation for critically ill infants and children, changing the paradigms for pediatric ICU care and improving outcomes for vulnerable young patients.
The Total Joint Program at Sibley Memorial Hospital is a model of teamwork and collaboration across disciplines to develop clinical pathways for joint surgery that result in improved outcomes.
Suburban Hospital: J. Patrick Caulfield, M.D., and the Orthopaedic Care Team
Dr. Caulfield and the orthopaedic care team have achieved reduced length of stay, blood utilization and returns to the operating room. Their commitment to the best in patient care has helped make Suburban Hospital’s joint replacement program the largest in Maryland.
Patient- and Family-Centered Care