Improvement of the Year Award
George Mason University College of Nursing and Health Science invites healthcare organizations to participate in our "Improvement of the Year" Award. This award will focus on project-by-project reviews and cross organization interaction intended to assess how well your improvement efforts are doing. This is different from other prestigious local and national awards, which focus on an entire organization's improvement efforts.
All projects submitted will receive an analysis of their improvement practices along with average benchmarks for improvement efforts. We have conducted reviews of improvement efforts for some time. Our methods of assessing improvement efforts are well documented and rely on a careful review of the project as well as a quantitative analysis of important practices. More►
Participating organizations will benefit from the efforts of cross-organizational collaboration with access to our database of improvement efforts. Our database currently includes more than 200 improvement projects from more than 30 organizations. With your participation, this database will be available to your organization.
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Return your completed application to:
Each project submitted will be reviewed by a panel of distinguished experts consisting of representatives from academia, healthcare organizations and founding member organizations. Projects will be ranked using the following criteria:
An awards dinner will be held each January and all projects recognized.
Founding partners, CEO's of participating organizations, and the media
will be invited to attend. The winners will present their work at the
ceremony and be invited to join the panel of judges for the following
There is an entry fee of $500 per project. An invoice will be submitted to your organization post registration. Once your project is registered, you will be contacted to set up an in-person interview. A college representative, utilizing a standardized questionnaire designed to measure characteristics of improvement efforts will meet with the project team leader. This interview takes approximately one hour.
You will also be required to submit a PR statement and a written summary, not exceeding one page in length, of your improvement project to:
Mason’s Department of Health Administration and Policy in the College of Health and Human Services announced the three winners of its 2006 Improvement of the Year Award on March 5, 2007. The 2006 Improvement of the Year award winners are:
The 2005 awards for Improvement of the Year was announced on February 23rd 2006:
The 2004 awards for Improvement of the Year was announced on February 2nd 2005: