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Yale New Haven Health leaders receive United Hospital Fund’s Excellence in Healthcare Award

Wednesday, May 11, 2022

NEW HAVEN, CT (May 11, 2022) – The United Hospital Fund (UHF) Monday announced the winners of the 2022 Excellence in Health Care Award for Quality Improvement Champions, including eight recipients from Yale New Haven Health. The award honors extraordinary leadership in improving quality of care, patient safety and patient experience. Honorees are selected for their vision and accomplishments by participating healthcare organizations from across the greater New York metropolitan region.

 

A total of 73 honorees were recognized at an in-person event in New York City after two years of virtual ceremonies. The honorees – physicians, nurses, physician assistants, pharmacists and a broad range of other health care workers – were each selected by a senior executive at their institution. They represent all five boroughs of New York City, as well as Long Island, Westchester, the Hudson Valley, New Jersey, Connecticut, and Rhode Island, and were drawn from hospital systems, long-term care facilities, home care organizations, independent practice associations, federally qualified health centers, medical groups and behavioral health organizations.

 

The Yale New Haven Health recipients are:

  • Bridgeport Hospital – Christopher Bussiere, safety and quality specialist III, Performance Improvement
  • Greenwich Hospital – Christopher M. Davison, MD, FACEP, medical director, Department of Emergency Medicine
  • Lawrence + Memorial Hospital – Carin Gutelius, MSN, RN-C, director of inpatient Nursing and Critical Care
  • Northeast Medical Group – Karen E. Brown, MD, medical director, Primary Care and co-chair YNHHS Care Signature Ambulatory Council
  • Westerly Hospital – Robin Heard-Albert, RN, CIC, Infection Prevention, site lead
  • Yale New Haven Health System – Rebecca McCray, MS, RN, director, vaccine enterprise and Nancy Hamson, MBA, director, Community Health Improvement
  • Yale New Haven Hospital – Adam L. Ackerman, MD, physician lead and co-chair of Opioid Stewardship, Yale New Haven Health
The Excellence in Health Care award was initiated in 2019 to recognize healthcare innovation and improvement aimed at achieving the highest quality patient care by UHF, an independent nonprofit organization with a mission to build a more effective and equitable health care system.

Yale New Haven Health (YNHHS), the largest and most comprehensive healthcare system in Connecticut, is recognized for advanced clinical care, quality, service, cost effectiveness and commitment to improving the health status of the communities it serves. YNHHS includes five hospitals – Bridgeport, Greenwich, Lawrence + Memorial, Westerly and Yale New Haven hospitals, several specialty networks and Northeast Medical Group, a non-profit medical foundation with several hundred community-based and hospital-employed physicians. YNHHS is affiliated with Yale University and Yale Medicine, the clinical practice of the Yale School of Medicine and the largest academic multi-specialty practice in New England. Yale New Haven Hospital is the primary teaching hospital of Yale School of Medicine. www.ynhhs.org

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