McKnight's 2017 Tech Award presentations

  • Illuminate HC

    Illuminate HC

    From left: Tim Fields, Chief Marketing Officer, Jo-Ella Podagrosi, Director Communications & Workforce Engagement, Wendy Jeppson, RN, Chief Nursing Officer and McKnight's Editorial Director John O'Connor. The Illuminate system, piloted at Warren Barr Gold Coast in Chicago, led to a 39% reduction in the actual call-light pulls.

  • Bronze Award at Highpointe in Buffalo

    Bronze Award at Highpointe in Buffalo

    The Bronze Award in the Quality category was won by HighPointe onMichigan in Buffalo, NY, for its use of a software system to improve quality outcomes. Within six months, its readmission rate went from 24% to 9%. By the end of the first year, it had saved $400,000 in pharmaceutical costs and $100,000 in laboratory charges while also increasing its Medicare star rating by one star.

  • Village at Marymount

    Village at Marymount

    From left: Daniel Storey of Villa St. Joseph and Suzanne Nail of Village at St. Joseph with McKnight's John O'Connor. Village at Marymount in Garfield Heights, OH, was named the Silver winner in the Dignity category for working with the Medtronic RESTORE Program to implement its FDA-approved treatment initiative for overactive bladder.

  • Mather Lifeways

    Mather Lifeways

    From left: Karmen Maurer, McKnight's Publisher, James Edwartoski, Mather Lifeways Assistant Vice President and Experience Director, Brandon Davidson, Life Center Administrator at The Mather, and John O'Connor, McKnight's Editorial Director. Mather LifeWays earned the Gold Award in the High Tech/High Touch category for its innovative use of art therapy with a "smart" pen.

  • Greystone Healthcare Management

    Greystone Healthcare Management

    Greystone Healthcare Management, based in Tampa, FL, received the Gold in the Transitions category for its management of resident progressions among levels of care. Chris Masterson of Greystone is left, with McKnight's John O'Connor.

  • Dunwoody Village

    Dunwoody Village

    From left: CareRise Index's Terry Sullivan, M.D., mPower's Frank Beech, mPower's Jamie Mccaulay, Dunwoody's Jennifer L. Furjanic, McKnight's Karmen Maurer and McKnight's John O'Connor. Dunwoody won Gold in the Dignity category for its use of the mPower system and results with improving incontinence and fall rates.

  • Lexington Health Network

    Lexington Health Network

    Staff members from Lexington Health Network, Gold Winner for Innovation, accepts their award from McKnight's Editorial Director John O'Connor and Publisher Karmen Maurer.

  • Lexington Health Network, Team

    Lexington Health Network, Team

    The technology team behind Lexington Health Network, which established Curatess (formerly Connected for Care) as a way to support patients in post-acute settings and developed a second-generation LexConnect.

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The 2017 McKnight's Excellence in Technology Awards program honors providers excelling through the use of technology. The Gold winners were Greystone Healthcare Management, Dunwoody Village, Mather LifeWays, Illuminate HC and Lexington Health Network.