3M Health Care Quality Team Awards
This award recognizes four important elements: innovation, quality, patient/family engagement and teamwork.
The winning team in each category will receive a certificate of recognition. Should the future permit us to return to an in-person event, one representative of the winning organization will also receive paid travel and accommodation to attend the awards presentation, and a complimentary registration to the National Health Leadership Conference. A $1,000 allowance will be made available for local celebrations. Both the College and 3M Canada will provide communications support for the awards.
EligibilityAwards will be given in two categories:
- Quality improvement initiative(s) within an organization: This category honours quality improvement initiatives within a single site, or multi-site organization, focused on a single issue/aspect of care.
- Quality improvement initiative(s) across a health system: This category honours quality improvement initiatives focused on health system redesign resulting in transitions and/or integration across the continuum of care, between two or more organizations, service networks or partners.
Administrative and operational teams including interdisciplinary teams, cross-functional teams across all sectors of healthcare are eligible to apply. A team must consist of a minimum of three people.
The project should have been initiated within the past three years and show evidence of sustainability over a minimum of 18 months.
NominationsNominations are due by February 1. Results-oriented projects that have created a significant, sustained change will be considered. Teams may submit one or several quality improvement projects. Teams may self-nominate.
Nominations must be submitted as one PDF file via the team and organization award online form and include the following:
- a completed nomination form (to be completed online);
- using the nomination template, please include:
- an executive summary highlighting the reasons why the team should be considered for the award (The summary statement must be signed by the Chief Executive Officer. Electronic signatures are acceptable.); and
- a written report, addressing all seven categories, and bullet points, outlined in the criteria.
Selection Committee - Quality Improvement Initiative(s) Within An Organization
2020 Recipient: Mackenzie Health - Improving Stroke Outcomes Utilizing Data and Technology
Mackenzie Health’s Improving Stroke Outcomes Utilizing Data and Technology project is the recipient of the 3M Health Care Quality Team Award (Across a Health System). Mackenzie Health’s Stroke Team leveraged a multidisciplinary approach by utilizing EMR technology and data-driven process improvements as an enabler to achieve better functional outcomes for stroke patients. The development, customization, and optimization of the Stroke Program not only standardized how care was delivered to stroke patients but allowed for comprehensive structured documentation, improved reporting, and data-driven process improvement initiatives, all of which are transferrable and can be adopted by other health care organizations across the health system in York Region and beyond.
2020 Recipient: Island Health - Prevention & Reduction of Open Heart Surgical Site Infections
Island Health’s Prevention & Reduction of Open Heart Surgical Site Infections project is the recipient of the 3M Health Care Quality Team Award (Within an Organization). The program has catalyzed continuous quality improvement to reduce surgical site infections after open heart surgery in response to patient needs. The Heart Health Quality Management Team created a multi-disciplinary learning community to address infection rates and implement evidence-based standards. They collaborated to identify and agree on key data metrics and adopted REDCap, an innovative new data management tool. Due to their innovative, patient-led, and interdisciplinary approach, the team has improved patient outcomes and experience and enhanced sustainability by reducing organizational costs.
Please see our most recent recipients listed below. Full biography's are available in our Celebrating Leading Practices booklets.Quality Improvement Initiative(s) Across a Health System
2019 - North York General Hospital - Learn more (video)
2018 - Trillium Health Partners and Saint Elizabeth Health Care - Learn more (video)
2017 - London Health Sciences Centre
2016 - Mississauga Halton LHIN
2015 - Providence Health Care
2014 - Mount Sinai Hospital
2013 - Vancouver Coastal Health
2012 - North York General Hospital
2011 - St. Michael’s Hospital
Quality Improvement Initiative(s) Within an Organization
2019 - Providence Health Care - Learn more (video)
2018 - Nova Scotia Health Authority - Learn more (video)
2017 - University Health Network
2016 - BC Cancer Agency and Provincial Health Services Authority
2015 - Nova Scotia Health Authority
2014 - Island Health
2013 - Capital Health, QEII Health Sciences Centre
2012 - Glenrose Rehabilitation Hospital, Alberta Health Services
2011 - Mississauga Halton Local Health Integration Network