2008 Fine Awards for Teamwork Excellence in Health Care

Three local healthcare teams were honored as the first recipients of the Fine Awards during the 10th anniversary reception of the Pittsburgh Regional Health Initiative (PRHI), held Wednesday evening at Heinz Field.

Sponsored by The Fine Foundation and the Jewish Healthcare Foundation (JHF), the Fine Awards were established to draw attention to the critical role that teamwork plays in health care by recognizing local healthcare teams that have achieved breakthroughs in safe, effective patient care.

"We are honored to recognize the performances of these healthcare teams in conjunction with our 10th anniversary," said Karen Wolk Feinstein, president and CEO of PRHI, the Jewish Healthcare Foundation, and Health Careers Futures. "These teams represent best-in-nation healthcare quality and value."

The 2008 Fine Awards are:
  • Gold Award Winner

    Magee-Womens Hospital of UPMC
    Labor Induction Process Improvement

  • Silver Award Winner

    Allegheny General Hospital
    Process Standardization and Continuous Training Leads to the Elimination of Catheter-Related Blood Stream Infections

  • Bronze Award Winner

    VA Pittsburgh Healthcare System
    An Individualized Team Model for Outpatient Diabetes Care Delivery