Challenge Q +
Improve quality at the MUHC: Enter the 2012 Challenge Q+
The Montreal General Hospital Corporation was instrumental in proposing that the MUHC establish a quality improvement award with the support of the private sector. Consequently, as part of this historic partnership with Québec Blue Cross, the MUHC is launching a unique initiative to promote and support a true culture of quality by funding improvement projects.
The Challenge Q+ is an annual contest open to all teams at the MUHC. This year, an independent jury will select an improvement project to receive a grant of $150,000. This represents a significant overall investment to promote quality at the MUHC.
Both Québec Blue Cross and the six MUHC (Lachine Hospital Foundation, Montreal Chest Institute Foundation, Montreal Children's Hospital Foundation, Montreal General Hospital Foundation, Montreal Neurological Hospital Foundation and Royal Victoria Hospital Foundation) are funding this ambitious program.
The funds must be earmarked for programs, equipment, human resources or expertise not covered by the hospital's operating budget. The improvement projects must also target one of the MUHC's priorities:
- Improve the patient experience
- Improve care quality and safety
- Optimize resource use
- Optimize processes
- Optimize clinical effectiveness
The projects must include a commitment to achieving a significant level of improvement that is measurable within a specific timeframe. Other conditions apply and these have been posted on the MUHC web site (MUHC.ca) under the "Patient Safety and Quality" section.
Applications for the 2012 Challenge Q+ will be accepted from June 18 to September 24, 2012. The winning team will be announced in October 2012 and will be invited to present its project during the MUHC's Quality Day.
For more information please contact:
Ms. Margaret Hayami, Administrative Assistant to the Director of Quality, Patient Safety and Performance & Secretary of the Challenge Q + Selection Committee.
Phone: 514-934-1934 (ext.: 35663)
email: margaret [dot] hayami [at] muhc [dot] mcgill [dot] ca