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testing will be shared with the field.  Project Champion: Alan Duncan, MD

Scripps Mercy Hospital/Scripps Health, San Diego, Calif., is building upon an earlier California Endowment funded project, to improve the a Accuracy of medication compliance through transforming a human network and adopting a newly developed electronic translator for language-specific, culturally sensitive patient instructions across the entire continuum of care. When fully developed, the translator, as well as Scripps learnings, will be available in the public domain. Project Champion: David Shaw, MD, MBA

Spectrum Health, Grand Rapids, Mich., is implementing “Nutritional Options for Wellness,” a community-wide collaborative approach to addressing the full range of health needs of the chronically ill and food insecure population of Kent County by providing “food prescriptions” and other coordinated services and educational programs for these patients. A bilingual cookbook as well as various toolkits will be available as the result of the project.  Project Champion: Shawn Fleet

The Johns Hopkins Hospital, Baltimore, Md., is redesigning an entire patient care system and create a new standard of care by implementing a Medical Emergency Response Teams program using automated wireless data acquisition systems interfaced with real-time data analysis software and merged with an alert system. The overall goal of the project is to reduce mortality and morbidity in hospitalized patients by identifying precursors to critical events.  Project Champion: Bradford Winters, MD

University of North Carolina Hospitals, Chapel Hill, in partnership with the American Board of Pediatrics, American Academy of Pediatrics, North Carolina Center for Children's Healthcare Improvement and University of North Carolina's School of Public Health is implementing a multi-staged effort in which an “innovation community” among pediatric sub-specialists  will provide a broad platform to rapidly test and deploy strategies to improve the care of children with chronic serious illnesses, as well as create a new learning module system linked to physician board re-certification.  Project Champion: Peter Margolis, MD, PhD

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