Christiana Care Health System earned the John M. Eisenberg Patient Safety and Quality Award, for its patient-centered care coordination service Care Link.

The award recognizes examples of individual, local and national efforts to improve patient safety and health care quality and is jointly presented by the Joint Commission and the National Quality Forum.

Christiana Care received the award for Local Level Innovation in Patient Safety and Quality, which recognizes organizations that have made an impact on care at the community level.

Care Link currently serves nearly 75,000 Medicare beneficiaries and health plan members in the greater Delaware region. Created in 2012, Care Link was one of only 107 winners, out of over 3,000 applicants, of a Health Care Innovation Award by the U.S. Center for Medicare and Medicaid Services.

The patient safety awards program, launched in 2002 by National Quality Forum and The Joint Commission, honors John M. Eisenberg, former administrator of the U.S. Agency for Healthcare Research and Quality, who was an advocate for patient safety and health care quality.

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