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Monday, October 09, 2006 | 07:00pm

Tennessee Improving Patient Safety Awards Recognize Facilities for Quality of Care

Nashville, October 10, 2006

Seven winners were chosen and honored for their commitment to reduction of errors and/or risk of errors in patient safety and quality care at the 2006 Tennessee Improving Patient Safety (TIPS) Awards during the Third Annual Patient Safety Symposium by the Tennessee Department of Health. The event was sponsored by Tennessee Hospital Association, Tennessee Health Care Association, QSource, Tennessee Nurses Association, Tennessee Pharmacists Association and other health care agencies.

“This year’s winners show that there are various ways to promote and ensure patient safety,” said Health Commissioner Kenneth S. Robinson, M.D. “These facilities demonstrated an unwavering commitment to take quality and patient safety to the next level.”

Winners demonstrated participation in or implementation of programs that have been proven to reduce errors and/or the risk of errors in the promotion of patient safety and quality initiatives. Winners were chosen based on measurable outcomes, leadership commitment and support, creativity and innovation, ability to transfer program across settings and organizations, and team participation. Those recognized include:




Rhea Medical Center


Hospitals Under 100 Beds

Unicoi County Memorial Hospital


Hospitals Under 100 Beds

Horizon Medical Center


Hospitals 100-299 Beds

Johnson City Medical Center

Johnson City

Hospitals Over 300 Beds

Lewis County Manor


Long Term Care Nursing Home

Knoxville Hospital Study Group


Community Collaborative or Coalition

Wellmont Health System


Health Care System

For more information about (TIPS) or to enter the TIPS Award Program, please visit

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