Jacqui Stewart with the Clinical Management Team of Mediclinic Morningside which constantly strives to drive clinical quality improvement. From left (front row): Sr Karuna Jamalooden, Sr Jean Erasmus, Sr Margaret Lidovho, Sr Kombi Katuta. From left to right back row: Sr Patricia Gcabashe, Sr Joanne Madeley, Sr Joanne van Rensburg, Sr Anna Matela and Sr Dudu Mabaso.click to enlarge
COHSASA CEO, Jacqui Stewart (left) presents the Katrin Kleijnhans Quality Award to Sister Margaret Lidovho who heads up the Quality Improvement Programmes in the hospital. According to Mediclinic Morningside, Margaret provides leadership, guidance and excellence in her task to the Clinical Management team.click to enlarge
In presenting the award, Ms Stewart, said that it was an honour for her to present the award to the clinical management team personally. It is obvious that the team is committed to quality and works hard to maintain very high standards.
The Quality Trophy is awarded to an individual, a unit, a department or a discipline in a healthcare facility that has made the most impressive or substantial contribution to quality improvement during the COHSASA accreditation process. The recipient is not selected by COHSASA but is chosen by the facility management.
Hospital Manager, Richard Brett said that it was an easy decision to nominate the Clinical Management Team.
“This beautiful trophy, with its shape echoing the COHSASA logo, honours the memory of our COHSASA colleague, Dr Katrin Kleijnhans, who died on September 28, 2016 after a long illness. It is intended that the trophy carry forward her legacy and encourage others to share her enormous passion for ensuring quality and safety in health care.
“We hope that after its initial presentation, the trophy will become an annual internal floating trophy, and will encourage others to strive for excellence,” she said.