2014 H&HN Award Issue

The Stars of the Field is H&HN's second annual AHA awards issue. Hospitals that are making tremendous strides in improving quality of care, expanding outreach to their communities and caring for patients during their most vulnerable times are highlighted. Click "view item" below to read the entire issue or the links below to read each article.

AHA's President and CEO Rich Umbdenstock introduces the issue with a brief discussion on each award.

The AHA–McKesson Quest for Quality Prize seeks to raise awareness of the need for a hospitalwide commitment to highly reliable, exceptional quality and safe, patient-centered care and to promote a systems-based approach toward improvements in quality of care. The winner receives $75,000; the finalist receives $12,500.

Each year, up to five programs led by AHA-member hospitals receive the AHA NOVA Award. Winners are recognized for improving community health by looking beyond patients’ physical ailments, rooting out the economic or social barriers to care and collaborating with other community stakeholders.

The winners of the 2014 Circle of Life Award for innovation in palliative and end-of-life care are all reaching out beyond their walls to serve people with serious, complex illnesses in ways that can be adapted by other health care providers.

The Dick Davidson Quality Milestone Award for Allied Association Leadership is presented annually to a state, regional or metropolitan hospital association, that, through its programs and activities, demonstrates exceptional organizational leadership and innovation in quality improvement and has made significant contributions to the measurable improvement of quality within its geographic area.

The Most Wired Innovator Award honors hospitals that apply technology in innovative ways, finding creative solutions to serve their patients, staff and communities. A panel of chief information officers and others evaluate submissions on a variety of criteria, including universality and achievement of business objectives, creativity and uniqueness of concept, impact on the organization, scope of the solution, stage of implementation, and technical creativity.

Additional Resources

Webinars December 13th, 2017

Equity of Care Webinar SeriesPart 2: Aligning Diversity and Inclusion, Community Engagement, Busi......

Webinars November 20th, 2017

Equity of Care Webinar SeriesPart 1: Aligning Diversity and Inclusion, Community Engagement, Busi......

Webinars November 17th, 2017

Transportation and the Role of Hospitals This AHA webinar on “Transportation and the Role of Hos......