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DuPage Medical Group Receives Patient Safety Champion Award for COVID-19 Safety Initiatives

DOWN­ERS GROVE, Ill. — The Illi­nois Health and Hos­pi­tal Association’s Mid­west Alliance for Patient Safe­ty (MAPS) Patient Safe­ty Orga­ni­za­tion (PSO) award­ed DuPage Med­ical Group (DMG) the Patient Safe­ty Cham­pi­on Award for its com­mit­ment to patient, physi­cian and asso­ciate health and safe­ty amid the COVID-19 pandemic.

In Jan­u­ary 2020, DMG estab­lished a COVID-19 Inci­dent Com­mand Team to help plan for and man­age the organization’s response and pre­pared­ness strate­gies relat­ed to the pan­dem­ic. The Inci­dent Com­mand Team — com­prised of exec­u­tive lead­ers, physi­cians and oper­a­tional lead­ers from var­i­ous depart­ments — devel­oped a play­book, algo­rithms, check­lists and drills spe­cif­ic to COVID-19 to assist its physi­cians and asso­ciates in pro­vid­ing safe, time­ly and com­pas­sion­ate care dur­ing this chal­leng­ing and ever-chang­ing time. In addi­tion, the Team also man­ages a 247 inter­nal hot­line to address any con­cerns from DMG physi­cians and associates. 

The COVID-19 pan­dem­ic has brought the impor­tance of safe­ty and col­lab­o­ra­tion to the fore­front,” said Dr. Mia Taormi­na, infec­tious dis­ease physi­cian, chair of the infec­tious dis­ease depart­ment and mem­ber of the COVID-19 Inci­dent Com­mand Team at DMG. This award rein­forces our com­mit­ment to build­ing an inter­nal cul­ture engrained in safe­ty so that our physi­cians and asso­ciates are able to pro­vide high qual­i­ty care for our patients in an envi­ron­ment that makes them feel com­fort­able and well cared for.”

To learn more about DMG’s COVID-19 safe­ty pro­to­cols, vis­it https://​www​.dupagemed​ical​group​.com/​s​e​r​v​i​c​e​s​/​c​o​r​o​n​a​v​i​r​u​s​-​c​o​v​id-19.

About DuPage Med­ical Group 

DuPage Med­ical Group (DMG) is the largest inde­pen­dent, mul­ti-spe­cial­ty physi­cian group in Illi­nois with more than 750 pri­ma­ry care and spe­cial­ty care physi­cians in over 100 sub­ur­ban Chica­go loca­tions. For more than 20 years, DMG has focused on mak­ing health­care bet­ter for its patients and com­mu­ni­ties by offer­ing high qual­i­ty, com­pas­sion­ate health­care. As a physi­cian-led orga­ni­za­tion, DMG’s physi­cians work togeth­er – uti­liz­ing lead­ing-edge tech­nol­o­gy and inno­v­a­tive treat­ment options – to ensure that each patient receives acces­si­ble and effi­cient health­care. For more infor­ma­tion, vis­it www​.dupagemed​ical​group​.com.