For more information on the 2013 Innovative Solutions in Patient Care Award, please visit the Health Council’s Awards Page. (Note: the application deadline has passed for this award.)
To recognize members for innovative approaches to health care process improvements – allowing health care providers to share best practices and new strategies.
Each year, the Greater Cincinnati Health Council awards its Innovative Solutions Award to celebrate unique approaches to clinical or non-clinical health care approaches. For 2013, the Health Council is offering the Innovative Solutions in Patient Care Award, which recognizes the most innovative process improvement, patient care initiative or creative change project that resulted in improved patient care.
Hospice of Cincinnati won for its project to improve diversity outreach in hospice care. Through the work of the Hospice of Cincinnati Diversity Outreach Initiative, hospice care information is more readily available to all minority groups. As part of the project, cultural diversity training was provided, and cultural consideration sheets for various groups (such as Latinos, Muslims, Asians and others) were developed and made available to all staff to ensure that the care provided is respectful of the many cultural preferences and beliefs found in this region’s diverse community. Access to hospice care has increased for minorities; for example, Hospice of Cincinnati had a 43 percent increase in hospice patient days among African American patients as a direct result of the Diversity Outreach Initiative.
2010: The Christ Hospital
2009: Mercy Hospital Anderson
2008: Shriner’s Hospitals for Children
2007: Cincinnati Children’s Hospital Medical Center
2006: CMH Regional Health System/Clinton Memorial Hospital
Health Council Contact
For more information, contact Jason Bubenhofer.