Annual Quality Improvement and Patient Safety (QIPS) Poster Symposium: Continued Success

On May 25, 2022, the Annual Quality Improvement and Patient Safety (QIPS) Poster Symposium was held at the Harkness Courtyard. With ongoing support from Dean Augustine M.K. Choi and Dr. Anthony Hollenberg, this groundbreaking interdepartmental and interdisciplinary celebration of quality and patient safety initiatives and innovations is co-sponsored through Quality Improvement Academy-Weill Cornell Medicine (QIA), NYP Department of Nursing, and the Physician Organization’s Division of Quality and Patient Safety.

The evening program included 27 projects from 13 departments across WCM, Lower Manhattan Hospital, NYP/Queens, and NYP/Brooklyn Methodist. Fourteen of the projects were from the graduating QIA Class of 2022. Also included were the top three graduate medical education projects selected during this year’s NYP Clinical Learning Environment Review (CLER) House Staff Quality Improvement Poster Session. Through a peer-review process by QIA alumni, we recognized three general symposium projects from those featured for their incorporation of QI and safety methodology, innovation, and impact on patient care: Management of Infants at Risk for Early Onset Sepsis (Department of Pediatrics); Palliative Care in the Emergency Department (Department of Emergency Medicine); and Telehealth Access in a Multi-lingual Urogynecology Patient Population (Department of Obstetrics and Gynecology, NYP/Queens).

The event also celebrated QIA's sixth graduating class representing 14 faculty from seven departments. Five graduates were from the WDOM and also presented their projects at Medicine Grand Rounds earlier that morning: Dr. Kelly Cummings (Division of Geriatrics & Palliative Medicine), Dr. Christine Garcia (Division of Hematology & Medical Oncology), Dr. Ramsey Kalil (Chief Resident, Internal Medicine Residency Program), Dr. Emily Schonfeld (Division of Gastroenterology & Hepatology), and Dr. Tiffany Yeh (Division of Endocrinology, Diabetes & Metabolism).

Dr. Jennifer I. Lee, Director of QIA and Vice Chair for Quality and Safety, expressed thanks to department chairs for supporting their faculty in this year's QIA class: Dr. Sallie Permar (Department of Pediatrics), Dr. Rahul Sharma (Department of Emergency Medicine), Dr. Hugh Hemmings (Department of Anesthesiology,  Dr. Stephen Peterson (Department of Medicine, NYP/Brooklyn Methodist), Dr. Matthew Fink (Department of Neurology), Rosanne Raso (VP/Chief Nursing Officer), Dr. Donald D’Amico (Department of Ophthalmology), Dr. Fabrizio Michelassi (Department of Surgery), Dr. Michael Zenilman (Department of Surgery, NYP/Brooklyn Methodist).

Congratulations to the QIA Class of 2022 for their remarkable achievements and for joining our community of over fifty QIA alumni! And thank you to all who attended and continue to work and support making care better every day.

L to R: Drs. Christine Garcia; Jennifer Lee; Robert Kim; Tony Hollenberg

L to R: Drs. Emily Schonfeld; Jennifer Lee; Robert Kim; Tony Hollenberg

L to R: Drs. Jennifer Lee; Tiffany Yeh; Robert Kim; Tony Hollenberg

L to R: Drs. Kelly Cummings; Jennifer Lee; Robert Kim; Tony Hollenberg

L to R: Drs. Paul Petrakos; Donald D'Amico; Jennifer Lee; Robert Kim; Tony Hollenberg

L to R: Drs. Ramsey Kalil; Jennifer Lee; Robert Kim; Tony Hollenberg

L to R: Drs. Raul Sharma; Lucy Willis; Jennifer Lee; Robert Kim; Tony Hollenberg

L to R: Drs. Brock Daniels; Paul Petrakos; Donald D'Amico

L to R: Drs. Uqba Khan; Brock Daniels

L to R: Jessica Snead; Dr. Judy Ch'ang

L to R: Mary Gallagher; German Rodriguez; Dr. Christine Garcia

L to R: Drs. Patricia Mack; Jennifer Lee; Raul Sharma

L to R: Drs. Sonal Mehta; Kelly Cummings; Kristina Fernandez; Ron Adelman; Shiran Porat; Eliana Geller; Emily Coskun; Amy Shaw; Larry Asprec

L to R: Drs. Vivian Bea; Dorna Jafari

L to R: Ericka Fong; Dr. Lee; Sawida Worley; Drs. Tiffany Yeh; Robert Kim; Emily Schonfeld; Christine Garcia; Kelly Cummings; Ramsey Kalil