Recipients of the Quality Award

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Mark Kashtan, MD MPH
Boston Children's Hospital, Boston, MA
"Implementation of a Plan-Do-Study-Act Framework to Reduce Unindicated Surgical Antibiotic Prophylaxis"


Beatrix Hyemin Choi, MD
New York University School of Medicine, New York, NY
"Simple Preoperative Radiation Safety Interventions Significantly Lower Radiation Doses During Central Venous Line Placement in Children"


Andrew Nordin, MD
Nationwide Children’s Hospital, Columbus, OH
“Effective Methods to Decrease Surgical Site Infections in Pediatric Gastrointestinal Surgery”


Jamie R. Robinson, MD
Vanderbilt University Medical Center, Nashville, TN
"Measuring The Value Of A Clinical Practice Guideline For Children With Perforated Appendicitis"


No award was presented in 2015.


Kathy Schall, MD
Division of Pediatric Surgery, Primary Children’s Hospital, Salt Lake City, UT
"A Dynamic Discharge Protocol Provides Efficient Care for Uncomplicated Appendicitis"

Jason W. Nielsen, MD
Nationwide Children’s Hospital, Columbus, OH
"Reducing CT Scans for Appendicitis by Increasing the Diagnostic Accuracy of Ultrasonography"