"The Eisenberg Awards are very important to all of us who are working to enhance health care quality and more importantly, reducing the suffering that unfortunately happens in the health care environment," says Janet M. Corrigan, Ph.D., president and CEO, National Quality Forum. Each one of these awardees are examples of people and organizations that are making a difference and leading the health care industry into a better, safer tomorrow for patients and health care consumers."
The patient safety awards program, launched in 2002 by NQF and The Joint Commission, honors John M. Eisenberg, MD, MBA, former administrator of the Agency for Healthcare Research and Quality (AHRQ). Dr. Eisenberg was one of the founding leaders of the NQF and sat on its board of directors. In his roles both as AHRQ administrator and chair of the federal government's Quality Inter-Agency Coordination Task Force, he was a passionate advocate for patient safety and health care quality and personally led AHRQ's grant program to support patient safety research.
Founded in 1951, The Joint Commission seeks to continuously improve the
safety and quality of care provided to the public through the provision of
health care accreditation and related services that support performance
improvement in health care organizations. The Joint Commission evaluates
and accredits nearly 15,000 health care organizations and programs in the
United States, including more than 8,000 hospitals and home care
organizations, and more than 6,300 other health care organizations that
provide long term care, assisted living, behavioral health care, laboratory
and ambulatory care services. The Joint Commission also accredits health
plans, integrated delivery networks, and other managed care entities. In
addition, The Joint Commission provides certification of disease-speci
|SOURCE The Joint Commission|
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