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Innovations in Clinical Care

2016 Winners Announced

The Innovations in Clinical Care award is presented to the physician, nurse and/or team that demonstrates a visionary approach to problem-solving and performance improvement.

Akshata Hopkins, M.D.

Johns Hopkins All Children’s Hospital: Akshata Hopkins, M.D., and the 24-Hour Care Progression Team

Dr. Hopkins and the 24-Hour Care Progression team engaged in intensive quality improvement work that resulted in nearly a 30 percent reduction in length of stay, increasing patient satisfaction, opening up access and saving costs.

Robert Linton, M.D., M.B.A.

Howard County General Hospital: Robert Linton, M.D., M.B.A., and the Emergency Department Service Line Optimization Committee

Using Lean techniques, Dr. Linton and the Emergency Department Service Line Optimization Committee achieved significant improvement in clinical operations in the adult Emergency Department, which has seen considerable increases in patient volume.

Sarah Polk, M.D. and Kathleen Page, M.D.

Johns Hopkins Bayview Medical Center: Sarah Polk, M.D., Kathleen Page, M.D., and the Centro SOL Team

Under the leadership of Drs. Polk and Page, Centro SOL was created to serve the health needs of Baltimore’s Latino population. Its mission is to promote equity in health and opportunity for Latinos, and its reach has been extensive.

Laura Sander, M.D., M.P.H.

Johns Hopkins Community Physicians: Laura Sander, M.D., M.P.H., medical director for the Priority Access Primary Care Program

A skilled, caring clinician, Dr. Sander is also a successful leader whose vision for the Priority Access Primary Care program has resulted in improvements in patient outcomes, reductions in Emergency Department and inpatient utilization, and net savings.

Rosalyn Stewart, M.D.

The Johns Hopkins Hospital: Rosalyn Stewart, M.D., and the Johns Hopkins After-Care Clinic Team

Dr. Stewart and the Johns Hopkins After-Care Clinic team have had a marked impact on the rate of acute care utilization among adults who struggle to manage their health, leading to better outcomes and savings for the health system.

Jason Rose, M.D.

Sibley Memorial Hospital: Jason Rose, M.D., anesthesiologist

Trained both in critical care medicine and anesthesiology, Dr. Rose has been the driving force for the implementation of the ERAS — early recovery after surgery — protocol at Sibley Memorial Hospital.

Atul Rohatgi, M.D.

Suburban Hospital: Atul Rohatgi, M.D., internist

As assistant medical director for the hospitalists at Suburban Hospital, Dr. Rohatgi has worked diligently with the Patient- and Family-Centered Care Team to build even stronger patient relationships with hospitalists.

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