2019 IONL Innovation in Health Care Award
The 2019 Innovation in Health Care Care Award was presented to Steve Wilbur from UnityPoint Health-Des Moines, for his work on Malignant Hyperthermia Alert in the ED. Nurses are always developing innovations and improving the quality of care in various ways. Sometimes innovative thinking helps one patient overcome a troublesome symptom. Other times, initiatives aimed at quality improvement and clinical practice innovation can benefit a multitude of patients system-wide. The 2019 Innovations in Health Care Award, sponsored by the Iowa Organization of Nurse Leaders, will honor nurses who are evaluating the scientific evidence, changing clinical practice and improving quality outcomes.