Michael J. Skolnik Award

CHA and Citizens for Patient Safety have partnered together for the Michael J. Skolnik Award for Patient Safety, an award that recognizes individuals or teams who have demonstrated exemplary dedication and leadership in advancing the quality and safety of health care for patients across Colorado.

The award is named for Michael J. Skolnik, who died in 2004 following complications related to medical error; his mother, Patty Skolnik, is founder of Citizens for Patient Safety. The honoree will be recognized at the 2017 CHA Patient Safety Leadership Congress and receive a $3,000 award.

The nominee must be a person, team or organization actively involved with a patient safety initiative in Colorado. The nomination form is available here. Contact John Savage, CHA director of quality improvement and patient safety, at john.savage@cha.com for a nomination form. Completed nominations much be submitted by Aug. 31.

For more information, contact Patty Skolnik, founder and executive director, Citizens for Patient Safety, at 303.619.1476; or John Savage at 720.330.6067.

Penrose St.-Francis Health Services was honored at the CHA Patient Safety Leadership Congress as the 2016 recipient of the Michael J. Skolnik Award for Patient Safety.