Joslin Diabetes Center’s commitment to innovation extends to all facets of Joslin, including the Joslin Clinic with the 2014 Clinic Innovation Award. This award, made possible by a donation from the Chair of the Board of Trustees Ralph James, aims to foster clinical innovation and create improvements within the clinic.
“We are very thankful to Ralph James for his generous donation that spurred the providers and staff to brainstorm on how to provide even better care to our patients at Joslin,” said Robert Gabbay, M.D., Ph.D., FACP, Chief Medical Officer and Senior Vice President at Joslin.
After careful consideration, the Clinical Innovation Award Committee chose three recipients: Florence Brown, M.D. Director of the Joslin-Beth Israel Deaconess Diabetes and Pregnancy Program, Pernell Reid, MHA, MS, Practice Manager, Clinic Operations in the Joslin Clinic and Katie Wentzell, MSN, PNP, Pediatric Nurse Practitioner.
When selecting the recipients, the committee focused on identifying the most innovative projects that could impact the largest amount of patients while also having the ability to be tested and implemented within a six month timeframe.
On behalf of the committee, Dr. Gabbay explained, “What stood out the most about the chosen projects is that they all impact different populations at the Joslin and each recipient came up with an innovative care delivery system that can potentially be spread throughout the entire clinic.”