Awards

  • Semifinalist, 2013, Robert Wood Johnson Foundation’s “Care About  Your Care” video contest.  The contest was designed to seek innovative solutions for keeping patients from being readmitted to the hospital.  The contest specifically focused on “transitioning,” as when a newly discharged patient is leaving the hospital for home or a nursing facility.
  • Winner, 2012 Overland Park Regional Medical Center’s Innovator’s Award: Quality and Patient Safety category.  Overland Park Regional Medical Center is an HCA hospital.
  • Winner, R01 HL085397 Smith (PI)  07/01/2006–06/30/2012
    • National Institutes of Health, $3.2m grant
    • HF Clinic Appointments: Self-Management & Care of Heart Failure (SMAC-HF)
    • Major goals: Test the magnitude of effects of group clinic appointments on the primary composite endpoint of Heart Failure rehospitalizations or death and secondary endpoints of functional health status, quality of life and use of and costs of their health care services.
  • Winner, SBIR grant #1R43AG017007-01 Blanchard (PI)
    • Lowering the Cost of Congestive Heart Failure $140,000 grant

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