Human Resources

Top of the Klass Award

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Top of the Klass is Jefferson’s team award that recognizes cross-functional and cross-entity teams (of two people or more) who have worked together to achieve a project or initiative that has made a significant impact on Jefferson’s patients, students, staff or community. 

Award Timeframe

The Top of the Klass award is awarded two times per calendar year. The first award cycle is open for nominations from February-June and awarded in the summer. The second award cycle is open for nominations from July-December and awarded in the winter. The winning team will be contacted by the Enterprise Top of Klass Committee.

 

Criteria and Nomination Guidelines

The nomination must demonstrate the group’s commitment to teamwork and finding a solution for a problem impacting Jefferson employees, students, patients or community. 

Reward Type

Winning teams will be recognized at an event (e.g. breakfast, lunch, afternoon reception) hosted by Dr. Klasko as well as any relevant management-level meetings. Teams will also receive a digital badge of honor on the enterprise employee portal, myJeffHub, and will also be publicized on the platform and their respective entity intranets. Winners will also be invited to an annual awards event to celebrate all Jefferson Heroes.

 

Example of a Top of the Klass Winning Team

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The Patient and Family Advisory Council was created by members of the Department of Family and Community Medicine to gather feedback and assist the practice with enhancing the patient experience.

The goal of the council is to ensure the patient and family views are not only heard but integrated into quality improvement projects, and supports the Patients and Families First vector of the Blueprint for Strategic Action. The council will partner with our patients to improve their health and well-being and is looking forward to hearing our patients' ideas on how we can improve their healthcare experience.

The Department was the first academic medical practice in the state of Pennsylvania to receive Level 3 Certification as a Patient Centered Medical Home form the NCQA.  This designation requires that the practice measures and improves the patient and family experience.  The Patient and Family Advisory Council is an important tool for Jefferson to make patients and families a part of the healthcare team.

The Patient and Family Advisory Council was created by members of the Department of Family and Community Medicine to gather feedback and assist the practice with enhancing the patient experience.

The goal of the council is to ensure the patient and family views are not only heard but integrated into quality improvement projects, and supports the Patients and Families First vector of the Blueprint for Strategic Action. The council will partner with our patients to improve their health and well-being and is looking forward to hearing our patients' ideas on how we can improve their healthcare experience.

The Department was the first academic medical practice in the state of Pennsylvania to receive Level 3 Certification as a Patient Centered Medical Home form the NCQA.  This designation requires that the practice measures and improves the patient and family experience.  The Patient and Family Advisory Council is an important tool for Jefferson to make patients and families a part of the healthcare team.

For any questions about the Top of the Klass award, please send a note to the Mission, Vision and Values mailbox at: mvv@jefferson.edu.