The Eisenberg Award recognizes major achievements of individuals and organizations in improving patient safety and healthcare quality, consistent with the aims of the National Quality Strategy - better care, healthy people and communities and affordable care. Better care in particular focuses on improving the overall quality by making healthcare patient-centered, reliable, accessible, and safe.
The National Quality Forum (NQF) would like to congratulate the 2012 Award Recipients:
- Individual achievement - Saul N. Weingart, MD, PhD
- National - System Innovation in Patient Safety and Quality - Kaiser Permanente
- National - System Innovation in Patient Safety and Quality - Memorial Hermann Healthcare System
About the Awards
The John M. Eisenberg Patient Safety and Quality Awards were established in 2002 by the National Quality Forum (NQF) and The Joint Commission in memory of John M. Eisenberg, MD, Director of the Agency for Healthcare Research and Quality, a member of the founding Board of Directors of the NQF and an impassioned advocate for healthcare quality improvement. These annual awards perpetuate the enduring contributions of this healthcare and community leader by recognizing the achievements of individuals' who have made significant contributions to improving patient safety and health care quality, and individuals and organizations who, through a specific initiative or project, have made an important contribution to patient safety and healthcare quality.
NOTE: The Eisenberg awards are presented annually at the NQF’s annual conference. The 2013 annual conference is scheduled for spring of 2013 in Washington, DC. All award recipients must be available to attend the NQF conference to receive the award. Recipients of the 2012 Eisenberg awards will be notified by February 1, 2013.