AHRA and Toshiba Putting Patients First Grant Recipients Announced

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TOSHIBA Leading InnovationBy AHRA Staff

December 2012The AHRA & Toshiba Putting Patients First Program 2012 grant recipients have been selected!  Seven grants were awarded to fund programs, training, or seminars aimed at improving pediatric or adult patient care and safety within diagnostic imaging. The programs funded by these grants will be used to create a best practices tool to share with other hospitals and institutions.

Six grants of up to $7500 were awarded to single site hospitals and imaging centers.  Three of those grants were awarded for projects to improve the safety and comfort of pediatric imaging:

Bradford Hellwig, Director Medical Imaging
Crouse Hospital, Syracuse, NY
Program for reducing radiation dose to NICU babies via movable lead walls 

Lynne Johnston, Assistant Manager Radiology
Connecticut Children’s Medical Center
Program for reducing radiation dose in the pediatric population through the use of two “laser localizer” accessories 

Dr. Burdette Sleight, Pediatric Radiology Director
Mission Children’s Hospital Reuter Outpatient Center
Child Life intervention to prepare children for MRI procedures through the use of therapeutic play

Three grants were awarded for projects to improve overall patient care and safety in imaging:

Daniel Boyle, Interim Radiology Director
Catalina Island Medical Center, Avalon, CA

Crystal Hicks, Director of Radiology
Salem Township Hospital, Salem, IL
Program for a new CT contrast delivery system utilizing the concept of weight based dosing

Dianna O. Stiles, Manager Radiology
The Methodist Hospital, Houston, TX
Commit to Sit

One grant of up to $20,000 was awarded to an Integrated Delivery Network (IDN) or hospital system:

Ron Bucci, Administrative Director
Akron’s Children’s Hospital, Akron, OH
The Radiology Patient & Family Education Program

Thank you to Toshiba for their generous sponsorship of the Putting Patients First grant!

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