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Our Grantees

Across the Foundation’s priority areas, our grantees are working to improve the health of the public through innovative research and programs.  The Foundation awards up to 40 grants on a rotating schedule each year.

Hands-on Quality Improvement: The Physician-Nurse Relationship

Theme: Interprofessional Education and Teamwork, New Curriculum Content

Institution: Geisinger Health System Foundation

Grant Type: Board Grant

Award Amount: $193,368

Grant Awarded: October 2009

Principal Investigator: Adele Mattinat Spegman, BSN, MS, PhD, and John R. Boker, PhD, BS, MEd, MS

“Hands-on Quality Improvement: The Physician-Nurse Relationship” is designed to use quality improvement studies as a model to foster better teamwork among physicians and nurses, while also teaching teamwork to medical and nursing students in the Geisinger System, which provides primary care to approximately 42 million people spread out over 42 counties in rural Pennsylvania.

Adele Mattinat Spegman, Director, Institute on Nursing Excellence, BSN, MS, PhD, and John R. Boker, PhD, BS, MEd, MS, Vice President, Faculty and Curriculum Development, Academic Affairs, are co–principal investigators for this grant. The Macy Foundation has awarded $193,368 to support this program through 2012.