HSG Charitable Foundation Patient Safety Grant

HSG Charitable Foundation Announces Patient Safety Grant for Missouri Hospital Plan Members

HSG-Patient Safety Grant

 

*APPLICATION DEADLINE EXTENDED TO SEPTEMBER 10th!*

 

HSG Charitable Foundation Patient Safety Grant – 2022

In March 2021, the Healthcare Services Group Charitable Foundation (HSGCF) board of directors approved a $100,000 budget to award Patient Safety Grants to Missouri Hospital Plan (MHP) member hospitals for the 2022 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 applicants are encouraged to view the Patient Safety Grant Presentation.

Announcements and Updates

June 22nd, 2021

Missouri Hospital Plan Members:

I am pleased to announce that the Healthcare Services Group Charitable Foundation (HSGCF) board of directors approved a $100,000 budget to award Patient Safety Grants to Missouri Hospital Plan (MHP) member hospitals in 2022.

Each member hospital may apply for up to $25,000 through either one grant application or multiple applications combined. The grant application process will begin in July, with applications due by September 1, 2021, and awards announced in early 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.

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

July 8th, 2021

MHP Members:
I am pleased to announce that the 2022 HSG Charitable Foundation Patient Safety Grant Application, Scoring Guide, Timeline, and Instructions are now available on our website at: https://hsg-group.com/patient-safety-grant/. As described in my previous email to you regarding the Patient Safety Grant, each member hospital may apply for up to $25,000 through either one grant application or multiple applications combined. The grant application process will begin in July, with applications due by September 1, 2021, and awards announced in early November 2021. Funding priority will be given to proposals that are innovative, evidence based, and directly aimed at improving patient safety and reducing professional liability claims.

We will host a Zoom meeting on July 15 at 12:30 p.m. for all potential applicants. We will discuss the application process and answer your questions regarding the process, as well as funding opportunities. Please carefully review the application and instructions prior to this meeting. Within the instructions, you will note that we have provided a fillable Word version of the Application, but will use an online, secure application called BoardEffect for you to submit your final application. The BoardEffect Application will not be open until sometime after the July 15 webinar. In order to access the application, you must submit a request for a User ID and password. We will not grant User IDs/passwords until after July 15, as well.

The HSGCF and Risk Management and Patient Safety Division staff are very excited to provide this opportunity to our MHP members and will work closely with you through the process to provide technical assistance and feedback. We hope to see you on July 15!

Thank you,

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 July, with applications due by September 1, 2021, and awards announced in early November 2021. 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 September 1, 2021.

 

Application Timeline
July 16, 2021
Applicants may submit requests for BoardEffect User IDs/passwords to: kschlup@hsg-group.com
July 16, 2021- August 30th, 2021
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: kschlup@hsg-group.com.
August 2nd
BoardEffect UserIDs/passwords will be issued and the application for submissions will open. 
September 1st, 2021
Application deadline. All applications must be submitted by September 1, 2021, via the BoardEffect application in order to be considered.  A Proposed Project Budget form located here must also be mailed by September 1, 2021 to kschlup@hsg-group.com.
November 5th- 15th
HSG will announce grant awards.
December 15th, 2021
Certification page must be submitted by CEO of grant recipients. 
Grant Timeline
January 1st, 2022
Grant projects begin.
February 1st - April 15th, 2022
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 15th, 2022
Initial Progress Report due to HSG. (Report forms will be made available to applicants in September 2021.)

Applicants may request remainder of grant award after April 15 Progress Report is submitted. 
July 15th, 2022
2nd Quarter Progress Report due to HSG. (Report forms will be made available to applicants in September 2021.)
October 15th, 2022
3rd Quarter Progress Report due to HSG. (Report forms will be made available to applicants in September 2021.)
January 15th, 2023
Final Progress Report due to HSG. (Report forms will be made available to applicants in September 2021.)
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