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Joint Commission, National Quality Forum.
The Eisenberg Award honors individuals and organizations who have made key contributions to patient safety and quality improvement. The awards are presented at the National Quality Forum's annual policy conference in Washington, DC. This website provides information on all the recipients and the application procedure. The deadline for submitting an application for the 2021 award is September 30.

Jt Comm J Qual Patient Saf. 2021;47(8):463-488. 

The Eisenberg Award honors individuals and organizations who have made significant advancements in the pursuit of safe, high-quality health care. The 2020 honorees are Dr. David Gaba; Veterans Health Administration Rapid Naloxone Initiative, Washington, DC, and Northwestern Medicine Academy for Quality and Safety Improvement, Chicago IL.

Oakbrook Terrace, IL: Joint Commission: June 8, 2021.

The Eisenberg Award honors individuals and organizations who have made critical achievements toward patient safety and quality improvement. The 2020 honorees are Dr. David Gaba, Veterans Health Administration Rapid Naloxone Initiative, Washington, DC, and Northwestern Medicine Academy for Quality and Safety Improvement, Chicago IL. The awards will be presented virtually during the National Quality Forum's annual meeting in July.
Society to Improve Diagnosis in Medicine.
Inspired by the work and leadership of Dr. Mark Graber, this award will annually recognize either lifetime achievements or stand-alone innovations that enhance efforts to improve the safety and quality of diagnosis. The deadline for submitting a nomination for the 2021 award is September 6, 2021.

Jt Comm J Qual Saf. 2020;46(7):PI-II:2020;371-399.

The Eisenberg Awards honor individuals and organizations who have had noteworthy impacts on patient safety and quality improvement. This article collection highlights the work of the 2019 honorees: Gordon D. Schiff, MD; WellSpan Health, York, Pennsylvania; and HCA Healthcare, Nashville, Tennessee.

2019 John M. Eisenberg Patient Safety and Quality Award Recipients. Oakbrook Terrace, IL; Joint Commission: May 13 2020.

The Eisenberg Award honors individuals and organizations who have made vital accomplishments in improving patient safety and quality. The 2019 honorees are Gordon D. Schiff, MD; WellSpan Health, York, Pennsylvania; and HCA Healthcare, Nashville, Tennessee.
Joint Commission.
The Eisenberg Award honors individuals and organizations who have made unique and sustained contributions to the work of patient safety and quality improvement. The 2018 honorees are Dr. Brent C. James; The Society of Thoracic Surgeons, Chicago, Illinois; and BJC HealthCare, St. Louis, Missouri. The awards were presented at the National Quality Forum annual conference on March 25, 2019 in Washington, DC.
International Society for Quality in Health Care
Inspired by the work and leadership of Dr. Lucian Leape, this award is a mentoring program to develop physicians and leaders seeking to translate patient safety theory, clinical practice improvements, and implementation science to health care environments in developing countries. The current application process is now closed.
Frush K, Chamness C, Olson B, et al. Joint Commission journal on quality and patient safety. 2018;44:389-400.
The Eisenberg Award honors individuals and organizations who have made unique and sustained contributions to patient safety and quality improvement. This special collection of articles provides insights on the work of the 2017 honorees: Dr. Thomas Gallagher; Children's Hospitals' Solutions for Patient Safety; and LifePoint Health's National Quality Program.
Anesthesia Patient Safety Foundation; APSF.
Medication errors in anesthesia practice can be result in serious patient harm. This award will recognize organizations that have focused on improving anesthesiology medication delivery through process standardization, information technology use, medication management, and safety culture. The award submission process is now closed.
Joint Commission.
The Eisenberg Award honors individuals and organizations who have made unique and sustained contributions to the work of patient safety and quality improvement. The 2017 honorees are Dr. Thomas Gallagher; Children's Hospitals' Solutions for Patient Safety; and LifePoint Health's National Quality Program, Brentwood, Tennessee. The awards were presented at the National Quality Forum annual conference on March 12, 2018 in Washington, DC.
Starmer AJ, Spector ND, West DC, et al. Joint Commission journal on quality and patient safety. 2017;43:319-329.
Spotlighting the accomplishments of the 2016 recipients of the John M. Eisenberg Patient Safety and Quality Awards, this issue includes an interview with Carolyn Clancy, MD, as well as articles on the I-PASS Study Group, and Christiana Care Health System, Wilmington, Delaware.
Joint Commission. April 4, 2017.
The Eisenberg Award honors individuals and organizations who have made vital contributions to improving patient safety and quality. The 2016 honorees are Dr. Carolyn Clancy, the I-PASS Study Group, and Christiana Care Health System, Wilmington, Delaware. The awards were presented at the National Quality Forum's annual conference on April 4, 2017, in Washington, DC.
American Association for Physician Leadership; AAPL.
Efforts to incorporate respect and patient safety concepts into medical training have been inspired by the work and leadership of Dr. Lucian Leape, Chairman of the Lucian Leape Institute of the National Patient Safety Foundation. This annual award was established to recognize individuals and organizations that focus on developing medical student and resident skills in quality and safety improvement.
Ardenne M, Reitnauer PG. Arzneimittel-Forschung. 1975;25:1369-79.
The Eisenberg Award honors individuals and organizations who have made vital accomplishments in improving quality and patient safety. This special collection of articles provides insights on the work of the 2015 honorees: Pascale Carayon, PhD; Premier, Inc.; and Mayo Clinic Hospital-Rochester.
Joint Commission; National Quality Forum; NQF.
The Eisenberg Award honors individuals and organizations who have made vital accomplishments in improving patient and quality. The 2015 honorees are Pascale Carayon, PhD; Premier, Inc.; and Mayo Clinic Hospital-Rochester. The awards were presented at the National Quality Forum's annual conference on April 7, 2016, in Washington, DC.
The Australian Institute of Health Innovation.
Innovations in patient safety can drive improvement efforts. This award program seeks to recognize feasible and widely implementable strategies to ensure processes in health care are performed correctly every time. This emphasis on Safety-II efforts will help organizations become more prepared to respond to unexpected events. The submission process for the 2017 award is now closed.
Iowa Healthcare Collaborative.
This award seeks to recognize health care organizations and professionals that have exhibited leadership and innovation in improving patient safety in Iowa. Areas of emphasis include reducing health care–associated infections, enhancing care transitions, and improving patient and family engagement. The submission process for the 2021 award cycle is now closed.
Jt Comm J Qual Patient Saf. 2015;41(5):195-211.
Articles in this special issue highlight the achievements of the 2014 John M. Eisenberg Patient Safety and Quality Award honorees. The awards recognize a leader in diagnostic error prevention, a program designed to collect national data on the quality and safety of surgical care, and a system-level effort to reduce sepsis mortality.