Two Pediatric Teams Receive Quality Improvement Awards

Anne Marie Reynolds, MD; Valerie Elberson and Martha Perez.

Left: Anne Marie Reynolds, MD, and Valerie Elberson; Right, Kunal Chadha, MD, Martha Perez, MD, and Reynolds

Published July 11, 2012

Two resident-faculty teams in pediatrics have received Quality Improvement Awards from the Office of Graduate Medical Education to help support projects designed to improve patient care or clinical practice.

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The teams, each of whom received up to $3,000 in funding, are:

Valerie Elberson, MD (neonatology)
Faculty mentor: Anne Marie Reynolds, MD
Project: “Improving performance and delivery room experience for pediatric residents”

Martha Perez, MD
Faculty mentor: Anne Marie Reynolds, MD
Project: “Improving patient hand off in the Neonatal Intensive Care Unit”

Other Quality Improvement Award Recipients

The other winning teams are:

Dina Sulaiman, MD
Faculty mentor: Daniel Morelli, MD
Project: “Readmission rates and quality of care”

Dina Sulaiman, MD
Faculty mentor:
David Newberger, MD
Project: “Quality improvement in primary care for patients with diabetes”

Ravi Chhatrala, MD (internal medicine)
Faculty mentor: Roberto Diaz Del Carpio, MD
Project: “The necessity of screening for depression in outpatient clinic”

Jawad Vaid, MD (internal medicine)
Faculty mentor: Elie Akl, MD, PhD
Project: “Improving patient satisfaction with physician communication on Internal Medicine inpatient teaching services at the Erie County Medical Center”

Maria Mariano, MD
Faculty mentor:
Victoria Brooks, MD
Project: “Improving patient handoff system for the Comprehensive Psychiatric Emergency Program”