Banner Good Samaritan Graduate Medical Education Housestaff High Value Idea Competition has a set of winners!
The innovative project ideas for our first annual contest really impressed the chairs and judges. We had 46 entries from residents and fellows in 11 programs.
Residents of the three winning projects will implement their ideas with the support of Banner Good Samaritan's multidisciplinary teams and present their improvements at Graduate Medical Education Quality and Safety Day on May 16, 2014.
(Left to Right: Ryan Evans, MD; Lise Harper, MD;
Christian Hourani, MD; Jeffrey Abildgaard, MD)
Congratulations to the winning residents!
- Jeffrey Abildgaard, MD, Orthopedic Surgery: Attempted reduction of unnecessary diagnostic testing by utilization of cost transparency.
- Ryan Evans, MD, Family Medicine: An evidence based approach to reducing the incidence of catheter-associated Urinary Tract Infections.
- Christian Hourani, MD, and Lise Harper, MD, Internal Medicine: Implementation of a hospital-wide system to increase the appropriate use of cardiac stress testing.
The following projects are awarded special recognition as finalists:
- Natasha Bhuyan, MD, Family Medicine: Voice your Choice: Increasing values-based medical decision-making through planned group visits.
- Lauren Drake, MD, Family Medicine: Healthy after Hospital: Wellness starts at home.
- C. Luke Peterson, DO, Family Medicine: Team-based reductions in admission frequency in cirrhosis (TRAFIC).
- Erica Peterson, MD, MPH, Medicine/Pediatrics: Appropriate therapy for MSSA.
- Elijah Poulos, MD, Pulmonary/Critical Care: DuoTubes in the stomach are just fine.
- Rustan Sharer, MD, Internal Medicine: Yearly observation of gastrointestinal response to probiotics (YOGRT-B).
- Nicholas Sparacino, DO and Sandra Till, DO, Pulmonary/Critical Care: Electronic order entry aid for improving compliance with accepted best practices in ARDS.
- Valerie Swan, DDS, and Gregory Romney, DMD, Oral maxillofacial surgery: Providing safe, efficient, effective, and timely care: OMFS Non-Traumatic Dental Clinical Pathway.