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For Immediate Release:

May 17 , 2012

LHSC award recognizes quality, innovation and excellence in patient care

(LONDON, Ontario) – London Health Sciences Centre is pleased to announce this year’s winning team for the Bonnie Adamson Quality Award is the “Creating a Culture of Safety” team in the Intensive Care Unit (ICU) at LHSC’s University Hospital (UH)

The Bonnie Adamson Quality Award was established in 2001 to honour our former Vice President and Chief Nursing Executive and her focus on providing the highest quality patient care. Now, as President and CEO of LHSC, Bonnie Adamson continues that focus on excellence in quality of care provided to our patients and families.

Earlier this year, staff and physicians from the ICU at UH embarked on a “100% in 100 Days” campaign. Their initiative was called “Creating a Culture of Safety” and all physicians and staff from every discipline within the ICU committed to achieving 100 per cent hand hygiene compliance at moments one and four (entering and exiting a patient’s room), within 100 days.

A celebration was held last month to recognize staff for their commitment to the success of the project. This dedicated group achieved their goal of 100% hand hygiene compliance in 100 days, and the winning team was presented their award yesterday at the annual LHSC and St. Joseph’s Patient Safety Summit.

“I am extremely honoured to have this award in my name, recognizing the extraordinary people at LHSC who have made an outstanding contribution toward quality, excellence, and innovation in patient care. I would like to congratulate each of this year’s 15 nominated teams for their commitment to improving the exceptional experiences we provide for our patients,” says Bonnie Adamson, LHSC President and CEO.

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London Health Sciences Centre has been in the forefront of medicine in Canada for 137 years and offers the broadest range of specialized clinical services in Ontario. Building on the traditions of its founding hospitals to provide compassionate care in an academic teaching setting, London Health Sciences Centre is home to Children’s Hospital, South Street Hospital, University Hospital, Victoria Hospital, two family medical centres, and two research institutes – Children’s Health Research Institute and Lawson Health Research Institute, a joint research initiative with St. Joseph’s Health Care London. As a leader in medical discovery and health research, London Health Sciences Centre has a history of over 50 international and national firsts and attracts top clinicians and researchers from around the world. As a regional referral centre, London Health Sciences Centre cares for the most medically complex patients including critically injured adults and children in southwestern Ontario and beyond. The hospital’s nearly 15,000 staff, physicians, students and volunteers provide care for more than one million patient visits a year. For more information visit www.lhsc.on.ca

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London Health Sciences Centre
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