History of the Award
In 2005, the Betsy Lehman Center established the Betsy Lehman Patient Safety Recognition Award to honor leadership and innovation in patient safety, for the promotion of public awareness and education, and the development of systems-based solutions through the implementation of best practices. Each year a particular theme or specific focus in patient safety is selected and tied to the award. Eligible nominees include health care facilities, organizations and individuals and self-nominations are welcome.
The 2010 Betsy Lehman Patient Safety Recognition Award
The patient safety theme for the 2010 award focused on the importance of transitions of care and efforts to make them safer and more effective for patients (and their family members) across the healthcare continuum (see specific criteria in Nomination Form below).
The Betsy Lehman Center is pleased to announce the 2010 recipient of the Betsy Lehman Patient Safety Recognition award and congratulates the dedicated team and leadership from MetroWest Medical Center/Vanguard Health Systems for their impressive work and success in improving care transitions for patients with congestive heart failure. The team was honored and presented their award plaque by Department of Public Health (DPH) Commissioner John Auerbach and Assistant Attorney General, Health Care Division, Lois Johnson at a ceremony held during a meeting of DPH's Public Health Council on February 9, 2011.
2010 Nomination Form
DPH Commissioner John Auerbach with the winning team from MetroWest Medical Center
DPH Commissioner John Auerbach and Assistant Attorney General, Healthcare Division, Lois Johnson present the 2010 Betsy Lehman Patient Safety Recognition Award to the team from MetroWest Medical Center
This information is provided by the Betsy Lehman for Patient Safety and Medical Error Reduction within the Department of Public Health.