Improving care for vulnerable patients. Promoting antibiotic stewardship. Transforming diabetes care. Treating homeless families. Preventing falls. These are just a few of the many quality improvement initiatives pursued by 57 extraordinary health care leaders, who were honored May 6 by United Hospital Fund at its first annual Tribute to Excellence in Health Care.
Carolyn Clancy, MD, delivered the keynote, with UHF board member Cary Kravet and UHF president Anthony Shih behind her on stage.
The Tribute was organized to amplify and elevate the vital work underway to make health care more patient-focused, outcome-driven, safe, and effective. The honorees, chosen by 51 hospitals and long-term care facilities across the New York metropolitan region, were singled out for their vision and accomplishment in championing quality of care, patient safety, and patient experience.
The honorees received their award and recognition at a luncheon at Cipriani 42nd Street in Manhattan before some 550 colleagues, health care leaders, and supporters, and with the generous support of TD Bank. Cary Kravet, a member of UHF’s board and a trustee of Northwell Health, was the event chairman.
“We have some of the best health care institutions in the world, many represented in this room, but we all recognize that we must relentlessly continue to improve quality,” UHF president Anthony Shih, MD, MPH, in his opening remarks. “This Tribute was created to recognize and nourish the often-unrecognized work that all of you do.”
The keynote was delivered by Carolyn Clancy, MD, Deputy Under Secretary at the Veterans Health Administration and previously long-time director of the Agency for Healthcare Research and Quality.
The names of each honoree, their affiliations, and more information about the improvements championed by each can be found on our website here. For more photos of the event, please click here.
Some photos of the event:
Emmet Conlon of TD Bank and colleagues
Cary Kravet, Carolyn Clancy MD, and Anthony Shih MD, MPH
Photo credits: Ellen Wallop