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stantspinascoNAPERVILLE —Toni Holly, RN, and OSF HealthCare Saint Anthony’s Health Center, Alton, have received the MAPS PSO Patient Safety Champion Award recognizing both an individual and his/her organization for outstanding efforts in supporting zero harm.

The award is from the Midwest Alliance for Patient Safety (MAPS) Patient Safety Organization (PSO).

“We place a tremendous focus on the patient-centered, safe, high quality care delivered at OSF Saint Anthony’s. Toni Holly, RN, exemplifies the care and commitment to patient safety throughout OSF HealthCare on a daily basis,” said Dr. Dennis Sands, chief medical officer, OSF HealthCare Saint Anthony’s Health Center. “Through our Great Catch program, culture of safety, and robust process improvement tools, we keep our primary goal front and center — delivering superior clinical outcomes while eliminating all preventable harm.”

Holly was specifically recognized for assisting a distressed patient who was in the process of being discharged. She discussed the situation with the patient’s physician, additional testing was conducted, and a serious condition was identified. The patient was treated, monitored and later released without further complication. To further support its safety culture, OSF Saint Anthony’s also implemented processes to ensure all new admissions received appropriate preventive treatment and stationed pharmacists on inpatient units to more easily assist the healthcare team.

“MAPS is proud to award Toni Holly and OSF Saint Anthony’s the Patient Safety Champion Award which recognizes their efforts to advance quality. Caregivers are directly empowered to improve patient safety, an important tenet of the high reliability journey and a profound example of their commitment to excellence,” said Cathy Grossi, IHA vice president, quality, safety and health policy and MAPS president.

PHOTO FROM LEFT: Carrie Pinasco (director, quality, safety and health policy); Helga Brake (assistant vice president, quality, safety and health policy); Morgann Grohmann (quality specialist, OSF HealthCare Saint Anthony’s Health Center); Melissa Hartnett (clinical specialist, OSF Saint Anthony’s); Toni Holly, RN (OSF Saint Anthony’s); and William Scharf, MD, (physician change agent, OSF HealthCare).