Honorees

Please click here to see extensive information and case studies of Quest for Quality honorees (as well as other resources on quality and performance improvement) at the AHA's Hospitals in Pursuit of Excellence website.

Videos and interviews can be seen on AHA’s YouTube channel


2014 Winners

The 2014 AHA-McKesson Quest for Quality Prize winner is VCU Medical Center, Richmond, Virginia.

The 2014 finalist is Carolinas Medical Center-Northeast, Concord, North Carolina.

Citation of Merits are awarded to Medical University of South Carolina (MUSC) Medical Center, Charleston, South Carolina; Richard L. Roudebush VA Medical Center, Indianapolis, Indiana; and University of Wisconsin Hospital and Clinics, Madison, Wisconsin.

Please click here for stories on the Quest for Quality honorees.

2013 Winners

The 2013 AHA-McKesson Quest for Quality Prize winner is Beth Israel Deaconess Medical Center, Boston, Massachusetts.

The 2013 finalist is Franklin Woods Community Hospital, Johnson City, Tennessee.

Citation of Merits are awarded to St. Mary’s Hospital, Centralia, Illinois and Vidant Medical Center, Greenville, North Carolina.

Please click here for stories on the Quest for Quality honorees and here for the July 22 press release.

Please watch the 2013 AHA-McKesson Quest for Quality Prize video for more information on the honorees.


2012 Winners

The 2012 AHA-McKesson Quest for Quality Prize winner is University Hospitals Case Medical Center, Cleveland, Ohio.

Finalists are Lincoln Medical and Mental Health Center, Bronx, New York and University of North Carolina Hospitals, Chapel Hill, North Carolina.  A Citation of Merit is awarded to Meriter Hospital, Madison, Wisconsin.

Please click here for stories on the Quest for Quality honorees and here for the July 19 press release.


2011 Winners

2011 is the tenth year for the Quest for Quality Prize.  The 2011 AHA-McKesson Quest for Quality Prize winner is Memorial Regional Hospital, Hollywood, Florida.

Finalists are AtlantiCare Regional Medical Center, Atlantic City, New Jersey and Northwestern Memorial Hospital, Chicago, Illinois.  Citations of Merit are awarded to Providence Little Company of Mary Medical Center Torrance, Torrance, California and Virginia Mason Medical Center, Seattle, Washington.

Please click here for stories on the Quest for Quality honorees and updates on the first nine Quest for Quality winners.

More information on Memorial Regional Hospital and its quality journey is on the hospital's website.


2010 Winners

The 2010 AHA-McKesson Quest for Quality Prize winner is McLeod Regional Medical Center, Florence, South Carolina.

The finalist is Henry Ford Hospital, Detroit, Michigan.  A Citation of Merit is awarded to Queens Hospital Center, Jamaica, New York.

Please click here for stories on the Quest for Quality honorees.


2009 Winners

The 2009 AHA-McKesson Quest for Quality Prize winner is Bronson Methodist Hospital, Kalamazoo, Michigan.  The finalist is Beth Israel Deaconess Medical Center, Boston, Massachusetts.  A Citation of Merit is awarded to Duke University Hospital, Durham, North Carolina. 

Please click here for stories on the Quest for Quality honorees.


2008 Winners

The 2008 AHA-McKesson Quest for Quality Prize winner is Munson Medical Center, Traverse City, Michigan.  The finalist is the University of Michigan Hospitals and Health Centers, Ann Arbor, Michigan.  Citations of Merit are awarded to Avera McKennan Hospital & University Health Center, Sioux Falls, South Dakota, and Saint Vincent Health Center, Erie, Pennsylvania.

Please click here  for stories on the Quest for Quality honorees.  Papers by the winner and finalist appear in the October Joint Commission Journal on Quality and Patient Safety.


2007 Winners

The 2007 AHA-McKesson Quest for Quality Prize winner was Columbus Regional Hospital in Columbus, Indiana. Finalists were Cedars-Sinai Medical Center in Los Angeles, California and INTEGRIS Baptist Medical Center, Oklahoma City, Oklahoma. Citations of Merit were being given to Amarillo VA Health Care System in Amarillo, Texas, and McLeod Regional Medical Center in Florence, South Carolina.

Please click here for stories on the Quest for Quality honorees that appeared in the September Hospitals & Health Networks. Papers by the winner and finalists appeared in the October Joint Commission Journal on Quality and Patient Safety.


2006 Winners

In 2006, the AHA-McKesson Quest for Quality Prize winner is Cincinnati Children's Hospital Medical Center in Cincinnati, Ohio.  Citations of Merit have been presented to Bronson Methodist Hospital, Kalamazoo, Michigan and Baptist Memorial Hospital for Women, Memphis, Tennessee. Please read the news release for more information.  Articles on the recipients appear in the September 2006 Hospitals & Health Networks and in the October Joint Commission Journal on Quality and Patient Safety.


2005 Winners

The 2005 AHA-McKesson Quest for Quality Prize was presented to North Mississippi Medical Center, Tupelo, Mississippi.  Two finalist awards were given to El Camino Hospital, Mountain View, California, and NewYork-Presbyterian Hospital, New York City.  A Citation of Merit was awarded to Lehigh Valley Hospital and Health Network, Allentown, Pennsylvania.  Please read their profiles in this booklet.  A copy of the booklet can be requested through the contact section of this website or by calling 312/422-2700.


2004 Winners

The 2004 winner was Sentara Norfolk General Hospital in Norfolk, VA.  Finalists were The Johns Hopkins Hospital, Baltmore, MD, and Mary Lanning Memorial Hospital, Hastings, NE.  A Citation of Merit was awarded to Advocate Health Care, Oak Brook, IL.  Their stories appear in the September 2004 Hospitals & Health Networks (click here for a link to the story); a booklet with the stories can be requested from questforquality@aha.org.


2003 Winners

The prize for 2003 was awarded to Abington Memorial Hospital in Abington, PA.  Finalists were Beaumont Hospitals in Royal Oak, MI, and the University of Wisconsin Hospital and Clinics in Madison, WI. Olympic Medical Center in Port Angeles, WA, received a Citation of Merit. Read their stories in the September 2003 Hospitals & Health Networks by clicking here.


2002 Winners

In 2002, the prize's first year, Missouri Baptist Medical Center in St. Louis was honored. Finalists were Fairview Hospital in Great Barrington, MA, and Children's Hospitals & Clinics, Minneapolis. Brigham and Women's Hospital in Boston received a Citation of Merit.  Read their stories in the August 2002 Hospitals & Health Networks by clicking here.


Booklets on the award recipients are available from 312/422-2700
or by e-mailing
questforquality@aha.org.

 

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