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The GW Center for Healthcare Innovation Policy Research Calls for Submissions for the GW Hospital Leadership in Innovation Practice Awards

The winners will be announced at the 2017 GW Hospital Innovation Day on Dec. 6 and have the opportunity to present at an industry conference

The George Washington University (GW) Center for Healthcare Innovation and Policy Research (CHIPR) at the GW School of Medicine and Health Sciences (SMHS) is now accepting submissions for the 2017-18 GW Hospital Leadership in Innovation Practice Awards. The deadline to apply is Nov. 1.

The awards are designed to advance an existing practice innovation and/or promote a promising innovation idea. They are also intended to foster collaboration around practice innovation among physicians, nurses, and other providers and administrators at GW Hospital.

Submitted projects should reflect the following priority areas in innovation:

  • Innovation in quality improvement/patient safety
  • Innovation in care transitions
  • Communication and hand-offs
  • Reducing disparities
  • Patient experience

The applicant must be a GW Hospital and/or Universal Health Services employee, nurse, GW resident physician who will be a resident in 2017-18, or physician or physician assistant with the GW Medical Faculty Associates. If an applicant is not in a leadership role, a leadership champion must be identified to assume overall responsibility for the project.

Applicants should also have a strong interest in applying practice innovations to current challenges that they encounter in the hospital.  “The GW Hospital Leadership Awards in Practice Innovation present an excellent opportunity for multi-disciplinary teams to work together in innovative ways to improve care, quality, and the patient experience for a wide variety of patients seen at GW Hospital,” said Jesse Pines, MD, director of CHIPR and professor of emergency medicine and of health policy and management at SMHS.

Projects will be evaluated by a review committee with representatives of GW Hospital quality management administrators, nursing, physicians, and CHIPR staff. Strong preference will be given to multi-disciplinary projects. Winners will receive a $1,000 stipend plus expenses to attend a conference to present their projects. The winners will be announced during GW Hospital Innovation Day on Dec. 6.

For more information and to submit a project, visit