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news item News Monday, November 12, 2018 Monday, November 12, 2018 6:56 PM - Monday, November 12, 2018 6:56 PM

NDNQI Award for Outstanding Nursing Quality® presented to the Portland Shriners Hospital

We are so excited to announce that Shriners Hospitals for Children — Portland has been awarded the 2018 NDNQI Award for Outstanding Nursing Quality® by Press Ganey Associates! The award recognizes the top performing pediatric hospital that has achieved excellence in overall performance in nursing quality indicators, which is determined through a quality assessment test.

The NDNQI Award for Outstanding Nursing Quality® honors hospitals across the country that have made impressive and measurable improvements in nursing performance and patient outcomes. This is determined through 17 quality measures, including quality of care rating and infection rate. This annual award is given to the top performing organizations in each of seven categories, with the highest ranking hospital in each category receiving the award. The Portland Shriners Hospital was the winner in the pediatric hospital category.

The award was given to the Portland Shriners Hospital inpatient unit nursing staff. Pam Scott, nurse manager of the inpatient unit, has worked at the hospital for 29 years. “To win an award like this is overwhelming, and I’m so proud of our team,” she said. “We use evidence-based best practices in our patient care, and we continually do training and education with our staff, and I think that’s what makes us stand apart.” Pam accepted the award on behalf of the Portland Shriners Hospital at the 2018 Press Ganey National Client & Executive Leadership Conferences & HPI Safety Summit in Orlando, Florida.

“This award is a validation of all of the hard work that our inpatient unit staff put into their service,” said Suzanne Diers, nurse executive and director of patient care services at Shriners Hospitals for Children — Portland. “They live and breathe the hospital’s mission. It’s not just good programs that get results, but also staff who really bring their whole-hearted selves to work each day.”

“To win an award of this caliber is so meaningful to us,” said Dereesa Reid, administrator at Shriners Hospitals for Children — Portland. “Awards like this help families in our community better understand where to find high-quality care. Press Ganey has translated clinical quality metrics into something that we, as consumers, can place our trust in to know that the care being delivered at the Portland Shriners Hospital is excellent.”