GERMANTOWN — ForwardDental has
received The Bernard A. Kershner Award.
ForwardDental has offices across southeast Wisconsin, including in
the Mequon Town Center, 6048 W. Mequon Road.
The Accreditation Association for Ambulatory Healthcare recently
announced the 2018-19 winners for their exemplary work in quality
The Bernard A. Kershner Innovations in Quality Improvement Award
recognizes AAAHC-accredited organizations that have successfully
implemented meaningful studies, resulting in changes to their
operations and demonstrating their commitment to “quality every
day,” according to a news release from ForwardDental.
and possible to continuously improve patient experience and clinical
care,” said Naomi Kuznets, Ph.D., vice president and senior director
for the AAAHC Institute. “We are excited to exhibit innovative
strategies used in both primary care settings and surgical centers
that enhance the quality of care patients receive.”
Each finalist prepared a poster describing their study to present at
the March Achieving Accreditation seminar. Attendees cast ballots
for their favorite and winners (both Kershner panel and “People’s
Choice”) were announced during the conference.
An Institute-designated expert panel reviewed all applications
against criteria based on AAAHC standards and named six finalists
including ForwardDental last fall.
Dr. Jesley Ruff, Julie Lynch and Kim Grensavitch represented
Forward-Dental and received the award – named for the late Bernard
A. Kershner who was a leader in ambulatory health care and a
distinguished past Chair of the AAAHC Institute Board of Trustees –
at the 2019 Achieving Accreditation program on March 15 and March 16
in Tampa, Fla.
AAAHC-accredited surgical/procedural and primary care organizations
submitted detailed, visual representations of their quality
improvement studies. The submissions were reviewed by an expert
panel which identified the finalists in each category.