QI Champion awards announced

Award recipients have implemented successful quality improvement initiatives or have worked as key partners to bring forth changes that have resulted in better outcomes.


The 2018 ACP Quality Improvement Champion award winners were announced at the fifth annual Quality Connect Luncheon, held on Thursday, April 19.

ACP Quality Connect is a national network of physicians and health care teams who are dedicated to improving quality, care delivery, and outcomes. The luncheon celebrates successes of ACP's Quality Connect programs, provides awards to participants who have made significant achievements in the past year, and invites discussion about programs and future directions. The following award recipients have implemented successful quality improvement initiatives or have worked as key partners to bring forth changes that have resulted in better outcomes:

2018 ACP Quality Connect: Chronic Pain Champion Award Winner

  • Ena Mahapatra, MD, MS, FACP

2018 ACP Quality Connect: I Raise the Rates Champion Award Winner

  • Josune Iglesias, MD, FACP

2018 ACP Quality Connect: Atrial Fibrillation Champion Award Winners

  • ACP Illinois—Downstate Chapter: Jennie Hsu-Lumetta, MD, FACP; Corinne Kohler, MD; Narain Mandhan, MD, FACP; Karen Wiarda, DO

2018 Chapter Award Winner: ACP Illinois—Downstate

  • James Graumlich, MD, FACP, Governor
  • Donna Seawards, CAE, CNAP, Executive Director

2018 Outstanding ACP Quality Connect Faculty Winner: Robert H. Hopkins Jr., MD, MACP

2018 QI Supporter Award Winner: Bristol-Myers Squibb (BMS)

2018 Annual John Palmiero ACP QI Team Champion Memorial Award Winner:

  • Team from University of South Florida: Lucy Guerra, MD, MPH, FACP; Andrew Myers, MD; Asa Oxner, MD

2018 ACP Quality Connect Partner Award Winner: Louisiana State University (LSU)