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 24⁄7 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.dulyhealthandcare.com/services/coronavirus-covid-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.dulyhealthandcare.com.