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Quality Quest Awards

The Quality Quest Award Program was developed to recognize teams for their quality improvement work and to share quality improvement initiatives across Horizon.

2020 Quality Quest Award Recipients

Overall Winner - Brenda Kinney, Executive Director for the Saint John Area and her team for their project: Standardization of Systemic Cancer Therapy Delivery at Horizon

Brenda - Quality Quest FINAL (1)

This project was a regional quality improvement project that took place in 2018.

Chemotherapy treatments are now numbering over 15 thousand per year in Horizon, which makes systemic cancer therapy a vital part of cancer care service in our organization.

The team met their projected outcome of 100 per cent drug delivery - 100 per cent of the time to 100 per cent of patients in environments that minimize hazardous drug exposure for all health providers, patients and families.

The process for set up and delivery of IV therapy has been standardized for Horizon. The standardized process is completely implemented in all sites.

Runner Up - New Brunswick Interprofessional Spine Assessment and Education Clinic

Dana - Quality Quest 2020 FINAL (1)

This project was led by Dana El-Mughayyar, Research Coordinator - Canada East Spine Centre in Saint John and Tara Mann, physiotherapy manager in Moncton, along with an interdisciplinary team at each site.

Initially designed as a pilot project at Horizon's Saint John Regional Hospital and The Moncton Hospital to fill a gap in the current standard of care for low back pain patients, the program was created to better serve patients, and to help them return to good health through rapid assessment, and excellent individualized care.

They have shown success in reducing unnecessary imaging, improving overall patient outcomes, and reducing wait times.

Runner Up - Dr. Rebecca Mills, clinical neuropsychologist and Erica de Passillé, physiotherapist both from The Stan Cassidy Centre for Rehabilitation in Fredericton for their project: Enhancing Self-Management of Pain

Quality Quest - Fredericton (3)

The project team developed and introduced group-based pain education for both inpatients and outpatients, focusing on evidence-based non-pharmacological pain management strategies.

Their work has influenced the entire team, and pain science education and pain self-management strategies are now part of their everyday practice.



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