HMI Leaders Awards 2016

HMI Leaders Award

The winner of the HMI Leaders Award 2016 was Dr. Des Crowley, an addiction GP specialist working with the HSE Addiction Services and Irish Prison Service, Thompson Centre, CHO 9, Dublin 7. His winning project was titled “To evaluate the effectiveness of an opportunistic outreach fibro-scanning service for Hepatitis C infection management in a community based drug treatment clinic and general practice in Dublin.”

The HMI Leaders Award 2016 Major Project was won by Ray Cahill and Michael Fenelon, McKesson Imaging & Workforce Solutions in conjunction with Prof. Neil O’Hare and Keith Morrissey, HSE for “The National Integrated Medical Imaging System (NIMIS),” a project by the HSE in conjunction with McKesson Imaging & Workforce Solutions.

HMI President, Lucy Nugent said she was “blown away” by the projects. “They show just some of the positive change coming out of the health services and illustrate the innovations which are being introduced through the hard work and dedication of staff and without any fanfares,” she said.

Prof. Neil O’Hare, St. James’s Hospital, Ray Cahill, McKesson, Brigadier General Peter O’Halloran, Lucy Nugent, President, HMI, Keith Morrissey, HSE, Ian Addie, Novartis Ireland, Dr. Des Crowley, Addiction Services, HSE, Susanne Dempsey, The Children’s Hospital Group, Denis Doherty, HMI
Prof. Neil O’Hare, St. James’s Hospital, Ray Cahill, McKesson, Brigadier General Peter O’Halloran, Lucy Nugent, President, HMI, Keith Morrissey, HSE, Ian Addie, Novartis Ireland, Dr. Des Crowley, Addiction Services, HSE, Susanne Dempsey, The Children’s Hospital Group, Denis Doherty, HMI
Brigadier General Peter O’Halloran, Lucy Nugent, President, HMI, Dr. Des Crowley, Addiction Services, HSE, Ian Addie, Novartis Ireland, Susanne Dempsey, The Children’s Hospital Group, Denis Doherty, HMI
Brigadier General Peter O’Halloran, Lucy Nugent, President, HMI, Dr. Des Crowley, Addiction Services, HSE, Ian Addie, Novartis Ireland, Susanne Dempsey, The Children’s Hospital Group, Denis Doherty, HMI
Ray Cahill, McKesson, Keith Morrissey, HSE, Lucy Nugent, President, HMI, Prof. Neil O’Hare, St. James’s Hospital
Ray Cahill, McKesson, Keith Morrissey, HSE, Lucy Nugent, President, HMI, Prof. Neil O’Hare, St. James’s Hospital

 Ian Addie, Head of Patient Access, Novartis, said they were delighted to sponsor these awards and to support the excellence which the health services were producing each year.

Chair of the Judging Panel, Denis Doherty congratulated all those who had entered the awards, particularly the finalists for the great range of projects from care of the newborn to end of life care.

Proudly sponsored by Novartis
Proudly sponsored by Novartis

The awards were sponsored by Novartis Ireland. Ian Addie, Head of Patient Access, Novartis, said they were delighted to sponsor these awards and to support the excellence which the health services were producing each year.

There were six finalists for the overall award. They were:

  • Siobhan Enright of the Rotunda Hospital, Dublin for her project “Neonatal Transufsions: Protecting Our Most Vulnerable Patients.”
  • Angela Joy and Dr. Derval Howley, CHO Area 5 Social Inclusion Office, Waterford and Ann Noland, Manager, Integration and Suppport Unit NGO for “Intercultural Healthcare Pilot Project CHO Area 5.”
  • Anna de Suin, The Irish Hospice Foundation for “A Journey of Change.”
  • Des Crowley. HSE Addiction Services and Irish Prison Service, Thompson Centre, CHO 9, for his project “To evaluate the effectiveness of an opportunistic outreach fibro-scanning service for Hepatitis C infection management in a community based drug treatment clinic and general practice in Dublin.”
  • Tony McNamara and Michael O’Sullivan, Cork University Hospital for “Change Management Programme Hotel Services Cork University Hospital.”
  • Moninne Howlett and Cormac Breatnach, Our Lady’s Children’s Hospital, Crumlin for “ Creation and Implementation of a National Drug Library of Paediatric Standardised Concentration Infusions as a Medication Error Reduction Strategy for Critically Ill Children.”

There were six finalists for the HMI Leaders Award Major Project category. They were:

  • Richard Corbridge, HSE and eHealth Ireland, Dr. Steevens’ Hospital Dublin for “eHealth Ireland.”
  • Gemma Garven, Healthlink HSE for “The National Healthlink Project.”
  • Catherine Kane, Primary Care Reimbursement Service, HSE for “The National Medical Card Unit Online Registration For The Under 6/Over 70 GP Visit Card Scheme.”
  • Ray Cahill and Michael Fenelon, McKesson Imaging & Workforce Solutions in conjunction with Prof. Neil O’Hare and Keith Morrissey, HSE for “The National Integrated Medical Imaging system NIMIS.”
  • Tim Carey, HSE, Dr. Steevens’ Hospital for “CSPD Reform And The Establishment Of Integrated Care Programmes.”
  • Sinead Glennon, South South/West Hospital Group for “Biggest Reconfiguration of Acute Hospital Services in Cork and Kerry since many were first built.”

Denis Doherty, former President HMI and current Council member was Chair of the Judging Panel and the other members were Suzanne Dempsey, Director of Nursing, Children’s Hospital Group, Brigadier General, Peter O’Halloran, Assistant Chief of Staff, Defence Forces and Ian Addie, Head of Patient Access, Novartis Ireland

The Judging Panel commended six presentations, two from the six finalists, two from the regional presentations and two from the major projects presentations.

From the six finalists the judges commended two projects – Siobhan Enright of the Rotunda Hospital Dublin for “Neonatal Transfusions: Protecting our Most Vulnerable Patients,” and Moninne Howlett and Cormac Breatnach, Our Lady’s Children’s Hospital, Crumlin, for “Creation and Implementation of a National Drug Library of Paediatric Standardised Concentration Infusions as a Medication Error Reduction Strategy for Critically Ill Children”

There were two commended presentations arising from the regional finals – Austin O’Sullivan of WALK for “Creating a Values Based Culture” and Margaret McGrath & Eimear Quinlan Enable Ireland for “Within Our Reach: Supporting The Functional Hand Use Of Children With Cerebral Palsy.”

There were two commendations awarded in the Major Projects category – Richard Corbridge, HSE and eHealth Ireland, Dr. Steevens’ Hospital for “eHealth Ireland” and Sinead Glennon, South South/West Hospital Group for “Biggest Reconfiguration of Acute Hospital Services in Cork and Kerry since many were first built.”

Health Manager will feature more of these projects in future issues.