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GT-CHOA Team Receives Scientific Award of Excellence

Posted October 25, 2009 | Atlanta

A joint Children's Healthcare of Atlanta (CHOA) and Georgia Tech team headed by Dr. Atul Vats (CHOA) and Professor Pinar Keskinocak (H. Milton Stewart School of Industrial Systems and Engineering) has been recognized by the Society for Critical Care Medicine (SCCM) with a Scientific Award for their project entitled, "A Lean Focused Rounding Process in a Pediatric Intensive Care Unit Increases Efficiency, Optimizes Resources and Improves Satisfaction."

The award will be formally presented during the Society's Poster Award Presentation to be held on Tuesday, January 12th, 2010 in conjunction with the 39th Critical Care Congress. In addition to Dr. Vats and Professor Keskinocak, other team members include Monica Villareal and Tuba Yilmaz (Ph.D. students in the H. Milton Stewart School of Industrial and Systems Engineering) and Kristin Hermann Goin (a graduate of Georgia Tech's Masters in Health Systems program and currently a service consultant at Children's). Congratulations to the team on this award.

The Society of Critical Care Medicine (SCCM) is the largest multiprofessional organization dedicated to ensuring excellence and consistency in the practice of critical care. With 14,000 members in 80 countries, SCCM is the only organization that represents all professional components of the critical care team. The Society offers a variety of activities that promote excellence in patient care, education, research, and advocacy.

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