The goals of The American Hospital Association-McKesson Quest for Quality Prize are to raise awareness of the need for a hospital-wide commitment to highly reliable, exceptional quality, patient-centered care; reward successful efforts to develop and promote a systems-based approach toward improvements in quality of care; inspire hospitals to systematically integrate and align their quality improvement efforts throughout the organization; and communicate successful programs and strategies to the hospital field.
The awards are currently supported, in part, by the California Health Care Foundation, based in Oakland, California, and the Cambia Health Foundation, based in Portland, Oregon. Major sponsors of the awards are the American Hospital Association, the Catholic Health Association and the National Hospice and Palliative Care Organization & National Hospice Foundation. The awards are cosponsored by The American Academy of Hospice and Palliative Medicine, the Center to Advance Palliative Care, Hospice & Palliative Nurses Association/Hospice & Palliative Credentialing Center/Hospice & Palliative Nurses Foundation, and the National Association of Social Workers. For more information visit http://www.aha.org/about/awards/col/index.shtml.