HSG Charitable Foundation Patient Safety Grant

HSG Charitable Foundation Patient Safety Grant for Missouri Hospital Plan Members

HSG-Patient Safety Grant

 

**NOTICE: Deadline for grant applications has been extended to October 14, 2022**

HSG Charitable Foundation Patient Safety Grant – 2023

The Healthcare Services Group Charitable Foundation (HSGCF) board of directors approved a $125,000 budget to award Patient Safety Grants to Missouri Hospital Plan (MHP) member hospitals for the 2023 calendar year. This new grant opportunity will provide up to $25,000 in funding to proposals that are innovative, evidence based, and directly aimed at improving patient safety and reducing professional liability claims.

All potential applications are encouraged to view the Patient Safety Grant Presentation.

Announcements and Updates

August 10th, 2022Missouri Hospital Plan Members:I am pleased to announce that the Healthcare Services Group Charitable Foundation (HSGCF) board of directors approved a $125,000 budget to award Patient Safety Grants to Missouri Hospital Plan (MHP) member hospitals in 2023.Each member hospital may apply for up to $25,000 through either one grant application or multiple applications combined. In order to allow an opportunity for all MHP member hospitals to participate in the Patient Safety Grant, 2022 grant recipients may not reapply until the 2025 grant period. The grant application process is now open, with applications due by October 7, 2022, and awards to be announced in mid-November 2021. Funding priority will be given to proposals that are original, evidence based, and directly aimed at improving patient safety and reducing professional liability claims.The HSGCF and HSG Risk Management and Patient Safety Division worked closely together to develop this grant opportunity for MHP member hospitals and are very excited to support our member hospitals in their efforts to improve patient safety. Throughout this process, the Foundation and Risk Management staff will be available to provide technical assistance and feedback to grant applicants and recipients.More details, including the Patient Safety Grant Proposal Overview, Project Criteria, and Draft Timeline are available via the grant website at: https://hsg-group.com/patient-safety-grant/.Please share this grant information with other appropriate staff within your organization. If you have any questions, please don’t hesitate to contact my office at kschlup@hsg-group.com.Sincerely,Becky Branson, MBA, Ed.D.
Vice President – Marketing, Communications & Information Systems
Executive Director, HSG Charitable Foundation
Healthcare Services Group
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24/7 Risk Management Hotline: 573-353-8779

Overview

Each Missouri Hospital Plan (MHP) member hospital may apply for up to $25,000 through either one grant application or multiple applications combined. The grant application process begins in August, with applications due by October 7, and awards announced in early November. Funding priority will be given to proposals that are innovative, evidence based, and directly aimed at improving patient safety and reducing professional liability claims.
Patient Safety grants will be awarded for projects that improve quality, reduce patient harm and/or improve patient outcomes for Missouri Hospital Plan members. The program objective is to encourage and support member efforts in developing and implementing innovative patient safety and quality initiatives in a collaborative process with physicians. Projects should aim to reduce or eliminate risk of adverse events and improve patient care.

Eligibility Criteria
The following eligibility criteria must be met in order for an application to be accepted and
scored:

  • Applicant must be a Missouri Hospital Plan (MHP) member.
  • Applicant must be willing to share project information and outcomes with others.
  • Applicant must agree to submit Quarterly Progress Reports.
  • Application must include a letter of support from the organization’s CEO/Administrator.
  • Application must include a letter of support from senior leadership of each collaborating partner, if applicable.
  • Application must identify a Project Coordinator.
  • Application project must be adaptable for use by other facilities or physician practices.
  • Application must be submitted via BoardEffect no later than October 7, 2022.
Application Timeline
August 15, 2022
Applicants may submit requests for BoardEffect User IDs/passwords to: mailto:kschlup@hsg-group.com.
August 15 – September 15, 2022
Applicants may submit draft applications for review and assistance from HSG Risk Management staff. This is not a requirement of the grant process. If you choose to submit a draft application, please use the fillable Word application at: https://hsg-group.com/patient-safety-grant and submit to: mailto:kschlup@hsg-group.com
September 15, 2022
BoardEffect User IDs/passwords will be issued and the application for submissions will open.
October 7, 2022
Application deadline. All applications must be submitted by October 7, 2022, via the BoardEffect application in order to be considered. A Proposed Project Budget located at: https://hsg-group.com/patient-safety-grant/ must also be emailed by October 7, 2022 to kschlup@hsg-group.com.
November 11-30, 2022
HSG will announce grant awards.
December 15, 2022
Certification page must be submitted by CEO of grant recipients.
Grant Timeline
January 1, 2023
Grant projects begin.
February 1 – April 14, 2023
Applicants submit initial payment requests of up to 75% of grant award between February 1-April 15. Initial payment requests in excess of 75% require a special request.
April 14, 2023
Initial Progress Report due to HSG. (Report forms will be made available to applicants in September 2022.)

Applicants may request remainder of grant award after April 14 Progress Report is submitted.
July 14, 2023
2nd Quarter Progress Report due to HSG. (Report forms will be made available to applicants in September 2022.)
October 13, 2023
3rd Quarter Progress Report due to HSG. (Report forms will be made available to applicants in September 2022.)
January 15, 2024
Final Progress Report due to HSG. (Report forms will be made available to applicants in September 2022.)
Project Scoring Criteria
All applications that meet the Eligibility Criteria above will be scored by a team of independent reviewers using a competitive scoring process and related score sheets that correlate to the criteria below: (see the complete Scoring Guide here )

  • The problem statement clearly identifies a quality or patient safety concern for improvement.
  • The problem/needs statement is supported with baseline data/statistics or evidence to justify the need to address the problem.
  • The project’s impact has significant potential for improved safety or outcomes in the population described.
  • The project is innovative, evidence-based, and directly aimed at improving patient safety and reducing professional liability claims.
  • The project implements and evaluates strategies and tools that improve care.
  • The project includes physician participation and includes a description of the physician(s) role.
  • The project is adaptable for use by other facilities or physician practices.
  • The project plan and measure will support sustainability.
Examples of Potential Focus Areas
  • Culture of safety (leadership)
  • Patient and family engagement
  • Safety of the health care workforce
  • Quality improvement projects – improve conditions for patients
    • Specific patient populations and conditions (i.e., diabetes, cardiology, OBGYN,
      surgery, etc.)
    • Focus on National Patient Safety Goals (NPSGs), Patient Safety Indicators (PSIs)
      and other recognized health quality concerns in the industry
  • Patient assessment
  • Management of performance and medical treatment/procedural safety
  • Other areas of focus:
    • Emergency Medicine
    • Obstetrics and gynecology
    • Intensive Care Unit
    • Surgery
    • Other high-risk areas
Proposed Project Budget Form Scoring Guide HSGCF Patient Safety Grant Presentation Contact
Kim Schlup, AIS
Senior Marketing & Communications Coordinator
kschlup@hsg-group.com