Vizient Southern States Announces 2019 Brilliance Award Winners

Staff Report From Middle Georgia CEO

Monday, November 11th, 2019

Four Vizient Southern States’ members, including Navicent Health, were selected from among 583 submissions to presented posters and lead Power Huddles at the 2019 Vizient Connections Education Summit, held in Las Vegas in September.
Because it is quite an honor to be selected, Vizient Southern States is recognizing each member with regional Brilliance Awards. Vizient presented two awards to Navicent Health in Macon, Ga. on Friday, November 8.

Nancy Osborn, Infection Prevention Manager for The Medical Center, Navicent Health, was awarded for her presentation “Innovative Hand Hygiene Technology Drives Down Hospital-Associated Infections” while Sonya Floyd, Infection Preventionist with The Medical Center, Navicent Health, was awarded for her presentation “Tackling, Intercepting and Holding our Gains in Ventilator Associated Events.”

 “The Brilliance Awards are a way for us to honor our members that have successfully made improvements in their organizations. We appreciate all that you do to provide high quality care to your communities,” said Bill Senneff, president and CEO of Vizient Southern States.

Other members who will be recognized with Brilliance Awards include Floyd Medical Center (Rome, Ga.), Ochsner Health System (New Orleans) and WellStar Health System (Marietta, Ga.).

Each Brilliance Award winner project was selected from a total of 583 submitted abstracts and had to meet criteria in the areas of Background, Intervention Detail, and Outcomes and Impact in one or more of the following categories:
·      Leading your organization

·      Engaging your workforce

·      Coordinating care

·      Preventing harm

·      Managing systems

·      Fostering innovation

·      Service line optimization

·      Pharmacy strategies for quality, safety and cost enhancement

·      Clinical supply integration