Please join us in congratulating the PPMC winners of this year’s UPHS Quality & Safety Awards.

The winning projects were chosen based on the skilled use of process improvement tools, measurable results, and financial impact. The competition this year was fierce – so many PPMC teams submitted excellent projects!

We should all be proud of the tremendous work in quality and safety being done all over PPMC. Congratulations to our winning teams! Click here for a full list of the winners.

PPMC-overallPPMC Quality & Patient Safety Award

Evaluation of the Impact of Decision Support Tools in the Emergency Department on Antimicrobial Prescribing Patterns for the Treatment of Pneumonia

Danielle Evans, PharmD
Amanda Binkley, PharmD, AAHIVP
Christopher Edwards, MD, FACEP
Richard Maniglia, MD
Christian Boedec, MS, MBA
John Flamma, MD
Judith A. O’Donnell, MD
Tanya Dougherty, PharmD, BCPS
Nishaminy Kasbekar, BS, PharmD, FASHP

PPMC-OperationPPMC Operational Award

First Start Delays Performance Improvement Project

Myra Cain-Houston, MSN, RN, CAPA
Rebecca Barnett, MD
Charmin Clavon-Surma, RN, BSN, CNOR
Kathy Dougherty, RN, BSN
Lori Fowler-Gagliardi, MBA, RN, CNOR
Julie Thomas, MSN, RN, CPAN
Stacie Watkins
Lauren Knasiak, CPA, MBA



PPMC-HonorablePPMC Honorable Mention

Improving Morbidity and Mortality for Joint Replacement Patients Based on Pre-Admission Risk Stratification

Eric Hume, MD
Laura Kosseim, MD
Finnah Pio, MS


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