Division of Community Health’s work in community cited in Duke University Hospital award

Thursday, July 23, 2015
Physician Assistant Kaitlyn Granda chats with her patients

The Division of Community Health’s work to meet community health needs has been cited as part of Duke University Hospital’s recognition as the finalist for the AHA McKesson Quest for Quality Prize©.


Michelle Lyn

In announcing the finalists, the AHA cited DUH’s dedication to the community through outreach efforts designed to meet community health needs by increasing access with same-day clinics and community clinics, programs, and partnerships, including sharing employment with the public health department.

Michelle J. Lyn, MBA, MHA, assistant professor and division chief of the Division of Community Health, and Fred Johnson, MBA, assistant professor and vice chief, were featured in an article about the prize.

About the prize

The American Hospital Association–McKesson Quest for Quality Prize© is presented annually to honor leadership and innovation in quality, safety and commitment in patient care. The prize is supported by a grant from McKesson Corp. The 2015 award recognizes organizations that have systematically committed to achieving the Institute of Medicine’s six quality aims — safety, patient-centeredness, effectiveness, efficiency, timeliness and equity. These organizations have demonstrated progress in achieving multiple aims and provide replicable models and systems for the hospital field.

One winner receives $75,000; up to two finalists receive $12,500 each. Up to four other site-visited organizations may be named Citation of Merit honorees. All U.S. hospitals are eligible for the AHA–McKesson Quest for Quality Prize.

Read the full story: DUH honored as finalist for AHA McKesson Quest for Quality Prize