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The 2014 Bernard A. Kershner Innovations in Quality Improvement Awards recipients are:
St. Lucie Surgery Center, for a study on “Reducing Postoperative ER Visits for Urinary Retention”
North Carolina State University Student Health Services, for “Improving HPV Counseling in College Age Males During Physicals.”
The winners will receive their awards and make poster presentations at the AAAHC Achieving Accreditation meeting in December in Las Vegas.
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2013 Award Winners
The AAAHC Institute for Quality Improvement tenth annual Bernard A. Kershner Innovations in Quality Improvement Award program winners received their awards and made their poster presentations in Las Vegas, December 6, 2013.
Pictured: Angela Allen, MA, University of North Carolina at Charlotte Student Health Center, Genevieve Brauning, MD, UNC Charlotte SHS, and Terreye Parrish, RN, North Surgery Center/Germantown Surgery Methodist. Not pictured: Sherrye Crone RN, North Surgery Center/Germantown Surgery Methodist.
For the Primary Care category, the 2013 winner is the University of North Carolina at Charlotte Student Health Center for their study on "Pap Test Guideline Adherence." The honorable mention goes to Cerner Health Connections (d.b.a. Healthe Clinic) for their study on "Digital Signage as an Effective Internal Tool for Increasing Quality in Ambulatory Physician."
In the Surgical/Procedural category, the 2013 winners are North Surgery Center/Germantown Surgery Methodist, for a study on “Safely Implanting Vendor Owned Surgical Implants.” The honorable mention goes to Cataract & Laser Center West, for their study to "Reduce Pollution, Cost and Waste Through Recycling."