​​​​​​​​​​​The IHI Lucian Leape Institute is proud to collaborate with other entities in granting recognition of people, organizations, or projects that help to advance safer health care.

The 2019 IHI Lucian Leape Institute Medtronic Safety Culture & Technology Innovator Awards

This award recognizes teams who have demonstrated extraordinary and innovative initiatives to drive successful implementation of technology through culture change. Winning submissions demonstrate critical cultural interventions that enabled and led to successful technology adoption with measurable impact on patient, family, and workforce safety.

The nomination period for the 2019 awards is now closed.​ Award recipients will be announced in November 2019.

Past award recipients:​

The Regenstrief National Center for Medical Device Informatics at Purdue University and Memorial Rehabilitation Institute (Florida) were chosen to receive the 2018 awards. Read more about their initiatives and see the press release.​

The 2018 award recipients received their awards at the IHI Lucian Leape Institute Forum & Keynote Dinner, held September 13 in Newton, Massachusetts.

Below, from left: Gary Kaplan, MD, FACMPE, Chairman and CEO, Virginia Mason Health System, and Chair, Lucian Leape Institute; Rebecca Valdivia and Denise Maillet of Memorial Rehabilitation Institute; Rich Zink and Damion Junk of the REMEDI Collaborative; and David Giarracco, Vice President, Medtronic

John Q. Sherman Award for Excellence in Patient Engagement

The John Q. Sherman Award is sponsored by the IHI Lucian Leape Institute and Taylor Communications to elevate the innovative work people and organizations from across the continuum of care are doing to advance patient and family engagement.


The Doctors Company Foundation Young Physicians Patient Safety Award

Conferred in partnership with the IHI Lucian Leape Institute annually between 2011 and 2016, The Doctors Company Foundation Young Physicians Patient Safety Award recognized young physicians for their personal insight into the importance of applying the principles of patient safety to reduce the incidence of medical error. Individuals submitted essays about patient safety events they personally experienced during clinical rotations. Essays were judged by a panel selected by the IHI/NPSF Lucian Leape Institute.

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