Patient Experience Awards
June 7, 2016
This year, the HQCA, together with its Patient/Family Safety Advisory Panel, established the Patient Experience Awards to provide recognition to individuals or teams of healthcare workers in Alberta involved in implementing an initiative that promotes a positive patient, client, or resident experience.
After receiving an overwhelming response of nearly 50 applications, four initiatives were selected to receive an award.
The selected programs are:
Community Paramedic In-Home Blood Transfusion Program
AHS EMS – Calgary Zone Community Paramedic Program
A program that delivers blood transfusions to medically fragile patients in their homes. For the patient, this eliminates travel and time spent in the hospital.
FibroFOCUS: A Comprehensive Multidisciplinary Fibromyalgia Treatment Program
Calgary Chronic Pain Centre
A Multidisciplinary Fibromyalgia Treatment Program at the Calgary Chronic Pain Centre. From nutrition and sleep strategies to yoga and tai chi, patients are empowered to self-manage pain, increase functioning, and achieve wellness.
Peer Support Neuroscience
Foothills Medical Centre Neuroscience Peer Support Programs
A program (stroke, brain injury, and spinal cord injury) set-up to introduce current patients and their support systems to Patient Experience Liaisons, past patients and family members, that can provide support, hope, understanding, compassion, and learned wisdom after facing similar challenges.
Stroke Support Team (Medicine Hat & Area)
Medicine Hat Regional Hospital and community
A community program providing in-home therapy by a transdisciplinary healthcare team working together with stroke clients in their recovery – developing one plan of care, driven by the client, to reduce their length of stay in hospital and their wait-time to continue rehabilitation.
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