Each year, the Institute for Safe Medication Practices (ISMP) celebrates individuals, organizations, nonprofit associations, companies and agencies that have, through their actions during the previous 12 months, set a standard of excellence for others to follow in the prevention of medication errors and other adverse events.
ISMP accepts outside nominations for the Cheers Awards, including self-nominations. The prestigious awards spotlight efforts from all healthcare disciplines, including nursing, medicine, and pharmacy, and winners have represented all practice areas, including acute, long-term, home care, and community pharmacy settings.
From the prescription container label redesigns to the development of a process of integrating patient champions into safety rounds, the Cheers Awards have focused on best practices and programs that help save lives and improve quality of care. Awardees have gained national and international attention, bringing their innovations to the attention of those who can use and build upon them.