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July 3, 2024
Sixth Annual Quality Improvement (QI) Award Winners

Partners For Kids is excited to announce the recipients of our sixth annual QI awards, modeled after Partners For Kids’ One Team Values. The community practices who received these awards exemplified our values and have shown commitment to continuous improvement in quality outcomes for their patients. Congratulations to the teams at Pediatric Associates Inc., Step By Step Pediatrics (COPC), Christ Care Pediatrics, National Youth Advocate Program and Zanesville Pediatrics! We sincerely appreciate your dedication to high value, quality care for children on Ohio Medicaid. 

 

 

2024 Quality Improvement Award Winners

 

  • Pediatrics Associates Inc. received the quality improvement award for ” We Promote Health and Well-Being” for their work on various quality improvement project types. In all of their projects, they saw significant improvement and embraced new workflows among many other changes at all of their office locations. Over the past year, Pediatric Associates Inc. streamlined ways to engage with their adolescent patients and share information about reproductive health. Additionally, all key stakeholders attended regular quality meetings prepared and ready to share new ideals. At each meeting, this group was eager to share and discuss ways to continue engaging their patients and increasing high value, quality care.

 

  • Step By Step Pediatrics (COPC) received the quality improvement award for “We Get Results” for their hard work and accountability shown in their quality improvement project. Step By Step Pediatrics showed up to each meeting with completed action items–from creating new processes to sending EMR data to show their improvements. This practice has leveraged their strength and knowledge of their EMR system and have taken the time to create new templates, scripting, and processes to increase their screening rates by forty-two percent. Step By Step Pediatrics showed that they are accountable, determined, committed, and have continuously used their diverse strengths to improve outcomes for their patients.

 

  • Christ Care Pediatrics received the quality improvement award for “We Do the Right Thing” for the integrity and honesty show in every stage of their quality improvement project. This practice used every opportunity to learn how to increase the delivery of high-quality care in their local community even when it may not be easy. Christ Care Pediatrics has shown that they are dependable and follow through on commitments. When action items were assigned, they always show up ready to share observations from new processes. Christ Care Pediatrics showed that they are open and honest when communicating during scheduled meetings with their quality coach and shared their problems and successes.

 

  • National Youth Advocacy Program received the quality improvement award for “We Prioritize Quality and Safety” for the holistic approach they took when working on their quality improvement project. In their quality improvement work, they constantly considered the macro level implications of their work across the region. They centralized meeting patients and families where they are at by focusing on interventions related to patient-facing education materials, care coordination, communication preference processes, and evaluating possible space options for siblings of their service recipients. They engaged many people in their quality improvement work with Partners For Kids by hosting and advocating the importance of quality improvement training for their leadership teams.

 

  • Zanesville Pediatrics received the quality improvement award for “We Are Agile and Innovative” for their advanced approach towards their quality improvement project. This practice attended multiple educational sessions and identified areas of improvement. Through the educational sessions, they were able to quickly make appropriate changes to their workflows and implement new processes to ensure patients were getting optimal care. They fostered and streamlined ways to connect with families to make sure their patients were seen routinely for their appointments. They did this by utilizing patient outreach, missed appointment calls, and reminder letters about the importance of their follow-up appointments. In each quality improvement meeting, Zanesville Pediatrics engaged by sharing things that are working and barriers they are experiencing.
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