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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.


Laura Drach, D.O., and the Palliative Care Team

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.


Marc Applestein, M.D., and the Surgical Services Committee

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

Johns Hopkins Bayview Medical Center: 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.


Michael Albert, M.D., Kathy Picarelli and the Remington Project Team

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.


Sapna Kudchadkar, M.D., and the PICU UP! Team

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.


Anthony Unger, M.D., Gautam Siram, M.D., and the Total Joint Program

Sibley Memorial Hospital: Anthony Unger, M.D., Gautam Siram, M.D., and the Total Joint Program

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.


J. Patrick Caulfield, M.D., and the Orthopaedic Care Team

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.


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