Through the Gage Awards, America’s Essential Hospitals recognizes member hospitals and health systems for successful projects to improve the quality of care and population health. The awards promote the spread of best practices and innovative programs to other organizations and support the association’s research, policy, and advocacy work by sharing member success stories with external audiences.
We proudly present Excellence and Innovation in Care: The 2021 Gage Awards, a guide that documents the work of essential hospitals to improve the health and well-being of the people and communities they serve.
Gage Awards for population health recognize programs that aim to improve specific health outcomes for a defined population or community by addressing the social and economic factors that influence health. Population health can be defined as “the health outcomes of a group of individuals, including the distribution of such outcomes within the group” (Kindig & Stoddart, 2003).
Memorial Healthcare System Mothers Overcoming Maternal Stress (MOMS)
Harris Health System FoodRx: A Cross-Sector Approach to Improving Heath and Health Equity
2021 Gage Awards: Quality
Gage Awards for quality recognize activities that improve the quality of care delivered, improve patient experience, engage patients and their families, or reduce or eliminate harmful events affecting individual patients or groups of patients. Quality improvement programs may include evidence-based interventions, standardized practices, bundles of care, and checklists.
Hennepin Healthcare Reducing 30-Day Readmissions in a Population Experiencing Homelessness
NYC Health + Hospitals The High-Value Care Initiative
Truman Medical Centers | University Health Conexiones: Cultural Health Navigation
America’s Essential Hospitals is the leading association and champion for hospitals and health systems dedicated to high-quality care for all, including the most vulnerable. Since 1981, America’s Essential Hospitals has initiated, advanced, and preserved programs and policies that help these hospitals ensure access to care. We support members with advocacy, policy development, research, and education.