American Hospital Association-McKesson Quest for Quality Prize awarded to three hospitals

The 2010 American Hospital Association-McKesson Quest for Quality Prize was awarded to three hospitals:

1. McLeod Regional Medical Center in Florence, S.C., was selected based on its culture of quality and efforts to achieve the Institute of Medicine’s six quality aims for health care. 
2. Henry Ford Hospital in Detroit was honored as a finalist. 
3. Queens Hospital Center in Jamaica, N.Y., received the Citation of Merit.

The Quest for Quality Prize is awarded annually to honor leadership and innovation in quality, safety and commitment to patient care.  The criteria for the 2010 award included the demonstration of an organizational commitment to achieving the Institute of Medicine’s six quality aims — safety, patient-centeredness, effectiveness, efficiency, timeliness and equity.

(Source: AHA News Now, http://www.aha.org, July 21, 2010)