2020 Patient Safety & Quality Awards


The District of Columbia Hospital Association (DCHA) awarded its 2020 Patient Safety & Quality Awards recognizing four exceptional individuals and six teams participating in the DCHA poster competition. The individuals and teams were recognized at DCHA’s Virtual Patient Safety and Quality Summit. Individual winners were presented with a $2,500 prize, the Gold team winner was awarded a $5,000 prize and the Silver winners received $2,500, thanks to support from Ascension. The award winners were chosen from 30+ nominees by a panel of independent judges from the health care industry.

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Individual Winners

Amanda Valentine, M.Eng, MSHI, Howard University Hospital, in recognition of her creativity, innovation and commitment to excellence to provide quality care to all patients.

Constance Mere, MD, Howard University Hospital, as a champion and advocate for her patients and the community.

LuTanya Wilson, LICSW, LCSW, LCSW-C, CDP, BridgePoint Hospital Capitol Hill, provides genuine, gentle caring and puts her patient’s needs first.

Rosalyn Johnson, United Medical Center, was chosen in recognition for her passionate dedication to patient safety and quality care and uses her own experience to connect with patients and support their recovery.

Team Winners of Poster Competition

Quality Showcase Publication - Poster Edition

Gold: The George Washington University Hospital, Implementing Bedside Regional Anesthesia: Improving Clinical Effectiveness

Silver: MedStar Georgetown University Hospital, All Hands-on Deck: Use of Comprehensive Interventions to Reduce VTE Rates in an Academic Medical Center

Silver: Children’s National Hospital, Collaborative Approach to Improving Organization-Wide Safety Culture

Bronze: MedStar National Rehabilitation Hospital, Occupational Therapy’s Role in 3D Printing

Bronze: Howard University Hospital, Evaluation of a Pharmacist-Driven Vancomycin Dosing Service in an Urban Academic Medical Center

Bronze: The George Washington University Hospital, Empowering Rehabilitation Therapists to Prevent Hospital Readmissions for Uninsured Population

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