LAMMICO Patient Safety Award and Grant

LAMMICO Patient Safety Award and Grant

 

The 2021-2022 Patient Safety Award and Grant program is centered on devastating events such as hurricanes, pandemics, terrorist attacks, or situations in which practitioners may make errors that cause harm or death to a patient. If a healthcare provider already has burnout, the combination of the ongoing burnout symptoms and the trauma from the new devastating event may produce even greater physical and emotional reactions and impact patient safety. 

EDUCATION

LAMMICO’s learning management system includes an educational activity, “Devastating Events: Moving From Trauma to Tranquility,” that is offered free of charge to Louisiana, Arkansas, Mississippi and Tennessee hospitals and ambulatory surgery centers. This educational activity presents strategies that facilities can offer after a devastating event to provide staff support and ultimately improve patient safety.

To access the learner activity, “Devastating Events: Moving From Trauma to Tranquility,” please use this link:
https://medicalinteractive.net/courses/50961

AWARD DESCRIPTION

The application period for this award began July 1, 2021 and ends May 31, 2022. Entries must be received by midnight of the posted application due date. Promotion is subject to local, state and federal laws, and is void where prohibited. Application submission implies acceptance of and agreement with award rules and conditions.

Award Entry

No purchase is necessary to apply for the grant or to win. Hospital/ambulatory surgery center applicants will enter by submitting this application. After the hospital/ambulatory surgery center staff complete the educational activity above, assess and analyze your current facilities’ support for staff in response to the devastating repercussions from COVID-19.

Review your current policies, procedures, protocols and/or processes related to staff support to identify opportunities for improvement. Based on the strategies recommended in the education, implement interventions to provide or enhance staff support related to the consequences resulting from the COVID-19 pandemic. These interventions should be intended to foster staff well-being and ultimately improve patient safety. Describe the added or enhanced support mechanisms implemented and the impact made on staff and/or patient safety (for example, improved staff perception, positive feedback from peer support programs and interventions that target PTSD, improved leadership rounding, decreased safety errors, etc.).

To participate in the 2021-22 LAMMICO Patient Safety Award and Grant program, applicants are required to submit hard copy (print) or digital (electronic) examples of interventions added or enhanced to support staff in the devastating after-effects of COVID-19 and the impact of that support. Additional application materials, such as a video, PowerPoint presentation or another creative or graphic document, are welcome but not required. Completed applications are due May 31, 2022. 

Eligibility

The award is open to hospitals and ambulatory surgery centers in Louisiana, Arkansas, Mississippi and Tennessee. Applicants are not required to be underwritten by LAMMICO to participate in the competition.  

Selection

To further enhance your efforts toward patient safety, LAMMICO sponsors this Award and Grant for the hospital or ambulatory surgery center that demonstrates the best support mechanisms for staff along with the impact of the interventions on staff or patient safety as determined by a committee of LAMMICO Risk Management professionals. All judging decisions are final.

Prizes

The hospitals or ambulatory surgery centers that demonstrate the best support mechanisms for staff along with the impact of the interventions on staff or patient safety will be awarded:

  • A $10,000 grant to the winner to be used for nursing professional development
    • One-year risk manager membership to the American Society for Health Care Risk Management (ASHRM)
    • One-year complimentary membership to Medical Interactive Community for all employees to access our risk management CME/CNE/MOC courses online
  • A $5,000 grant to the second place participant to be used for nursing professional development
    • One-year risk manager membership to the American Society for Health Care Risk Management (ASHRM)
    • One-year complimentary membership to Medical Interactive Community for all employees to access our risk management CME/CNE/MOC courses online

Winner Notification

Winners will be notified within 15 days after determination date. Employees of LAMMICO will communicate directly with winning facility representatives to coordinate prize distribution, announcements and celebration logistics.

General Conditions

Contestants hereby grant LAMMICO a non-exclusive, perpetual, worldwide license to broadcast, publish, store, reproduce, distribute, syndicate, and otherwise use and exhibit the Submission (along with submitted names, motivational communication samples, voices, performance, images, and/or likenesses obtained as a result of this Submission) in all media for the purposes of trade or advertising without further compensation. The official rules are subject to modification by LAMMICO. In the event of a dispute, all decisions made by LAMMICO are binding and final.

Download the 2021-2022 application

Completed applications are due May 31, 2022. 

Please contact LAMMICO’s Hospital Risk Management Specialist, Lynne Vega, BSN, RN, CNOR (E) at lvega@lammico.com or 504.841.2738 for additional inquiries and to submit your application.

2020-2021 Winner

St. Bernard Parish Hospital in Chalmette, LA

2019-2020 Winner

Lafayette Surgical Specialty Hospital in Lafayette, LA

LSSH Team Photo

2018-2019 Winner

Jennings American Legion Hospital in Jennings, LA

2017-2018 Recipient

Specialists Hospital Shreveport in Shreveport, LA

2018 LAMMICO Patient Safety Award and Grant Recipient

2016-2017 Recipient

Jennings American Legion Hospital in Jennings, LA

2017 LAMMICO Patient Safety Award and Grant Recipient

2015-2016 Recipient

Our Lady of Lourdes Regional Medical Center in Lafayette, LA

2016 LAMMICO Patient Safety Award and Grant Recipient