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On behalf of the AAAHC Institute for Quality Improvement, AAAHC would like to thank all organizations that submitted studies for the 2018-2019 Bernard A. Kershner Innovations in Quality Improvement Award program.

It takes considerable persistence to develop, implement, and demonstrate a successful and measurable quality improvement program. We appreciate the time you have taken to describe your program and share the results of your study. This is fully aligned with the spirit and intent of the award program.

Noted below are the finalists from Surgical/Procedural and Primary Care for the 2018-2019 program.

      KERSHNER AWARD EXPERT PANEL WINNER

  • Post-Operative Pain Reduction Quality Study: Pre-Operative Administration of Acetaminophen — CSA Surgical Center (click here to view study poster)

      KERSHNER AWARD PEOPLE’S CHOICE WINNER

  • Single Dose Anesthesia Medications: Correction Administration and Narcotic Documentation — The Knoxville Ophthalmology ASC (click here to view study poster)

      KERSHNER AWARD EXPERT PANEL WINNER

  • Caries Risk Assessment Quality Improvement Study — American Dental Partners/Forward Dental (click here to view study poster)

      KERSHNER AWARD PEOPLE’S CHOICE WINNER

  • Retinopathy Exams for Diabetic Patients — Lac Courte Oreilles Community Health Center (click here to view study poster)

       KERSHNER FINALIST

  • Antibiotic Stewardship for Acute Bronchitis — University Health Services, Princeton University (click here to view study poster)