Peregrine Award for Trauma Innovation

The Peregrine Award for Trauma Innovation was established in 2023 to recognize and disseminate fresh ideas that result in better care for injured patients. We spotlight the kind of innovations that lead to real improvements in trauma care and program management, but often receive little attention in the wider trauma community. We also want to support visionary trauma professionals by giving national and worldwide recognition for their dedication and creativity.

We are thrilled to welcome back the second annual edition of the prestigious Peregrine Award for Trauma Innovation. This distinguished program is designed to recognize and showcase groundbreaking solutions that effectively address today’s challenges in trauma patient care and program management.

In today’s ever-evolving healthcare landscape, the pursuit of excellence is more important than ever. The 2024 Peregrine Award for Trauma Innovation aims to spotlight innovations that emphasize quality, efficiency, and cost-effectiveness, thereby advancing the field of trauma care. Please click on the link below to learn more about details and important dates as we embark on this exciting journey of celebrating innovation and excellence in trauma care.

2023 Peregrine Award for Trauma Innovation Winners

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UCHealth Medical Center of the Rockies was the 2023 Peregrine Award Winner in the Level I or II Trauma Centers Category.

The UCHealth team developed a standardized platform for documenting and reviewing performance improvement and patient safety (PIPS) events. The platform includes a comprehensive PIPS dictionary, standardized guidance on levels of review, referral letter templates, links to key information, and other resources.

The trauma program’s winning innovation was submitted by Jessica Cofran, MSN, RN, TCRN, CSTR, CAISS, trauma informatics manager for UCHealth Northern Colorado Region, and Jamie Teasley-Bennett, BSN, RN, TCRN, lead trauma nurse clinician for UCHealth Medical Center of the Rockies.

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Franciscan Health Crown Point is the 2023 Peregrine Award Winner in the Level III, IV or V Trauma Centers Category.

The Franciscan Health team created an initiative to overhaul its SBIRT process (Screening, Brief Intervention and Referral to Treatment). The new process incorporates a peer recovery coach and a substance use disorder licensed social worker who round on patients daily. The reworked SBIRT process enables open discussions with patients who screen positive for substance or alcohol use disorder, with improved intervention and referral rates.

Franciscan Health’s winning innovation was submitted by Jennifer Homan, RN, MSN, CPTI, the hospital’s manager of trauma and injury prevention.