2015 QI-PI Project Award Results

The 1st Quality/Process Improvement Project Award Program was a huge success. We received a total of 17 project submissions from across the country representing 13 states. California had the most project submissions with 3.

The first place winner was Madeline Michael, MPH, RD from the National Institutes of Health Clinical Center for her project titled: “Improving the Safety and Accuracy of Formulas at the NIH Clinical Center.” She received free symposium registration a $360 value and a First Place certificate.

During the spring symposium in Seattle, the Top 10 projects were displayed as posters. Symposium attendees reviewed the posters and voted on a “People’s Choice” award. There was a two-way tie for top votes. The People’s Choice winners were: P. Susan Chapman, MS, RD, LD and Katie Szymona, MPH, RD, CDN, CHES. They both received free membership dues for the CNM DPG 2016 membership year (a $30 value).

The “Top 10” Projects – Displayed as Posters at the Symposium

Project Title
Susan Chapman, MS, RD, LD Identify Malnutrition, bring value to your organization
Emily Collins, RD, MHA, CNSC Implementation of a new health care infrastructure: University of Michigan Milk Room – an evolution of our human milk practice model resulting in improved patient safety and financial outcomes
Kelly Danis, RD, LDN Clinical Benefits of In Room Dining
Beverly Hernandez, PhD, RD An Epic Shift to Paperless Charting
Michael Madeline, MPH, RD Improving the Safety and Accuracy of Formulas at the NIH Clinical Center
Lesley Robie, RD, LD, CNSC Implementing A Volume Based Tube Feeding Protocol In A Community Hospital Using The PEP-uP Collaborative
Katie Szymona, MPH, RD, CDN, CHES Golden Spoons Patient Feeding Program to Assist Patients in Achieving Adequate Oral Intake to Optimize Nutrition Outcomes
Sara Thomas, MS, RD, LD Enteral Nutrition Process Improvement Project
Amber Vasquez, RD, CNSC, CLC Improving Malnutrition Identification
Natalie Zych, RD, LD
Determining the Clinical and Economic Benefits of Parenteral Nutrition: Outcomes with Team Collaboration

 Note:  Not all posters are available for viewing.