Sorry, you need to enable JavaScript to visit this website.

Dr. Lannon Receives Cincinnati Children’s Faculty Award

Friday, February 21, 2020 - 15:30

Dr. Carole LannonCarole Lannon, MD, MPH, ABP Senior Quality Advisory, has received the senior Advocacy Achievement Faculty Award from Cincinnati Children’s Research Foundation.

Dr. Lannon, University of Cincinnati Professor of Pediatrics, is senior faculty lead of the Learning Networks Core at the James M. Anderson Center for Health Systems Excellence at Cincinnati Children’s Hospital Medical Center.

“Dr. Lannon’s approach to sustained advocacy is not simply one of public recommendation of new policy approaches,” Barb Tofani, MSN, RN, NEA-BC, Senior Vice President of Patient Services at Cincinnati Children’s said as she announced the award. “Instead, she emphasizes results – enduring, demonstrable change made possible through the redesign of health systems.”

Tofani explained that Dr. Lannon led the development and implementation of what has been recognized as one of the most powerful models to improve health care outcomes and research at scale – The Learning Networks Model. Learning Networks are communities of patients, families, clinicians, researchers, and health systems leaders who work together and use data to improve clinical outcomes, drive discovery, and promote innovation. Networks have measurably impacted the health outcomes of millions of children around the world. A few notable accomplishments of networks co-founded and led by Dr. Lannon include: the National Pediatric Cardiology Quality Improvement Collaborative, a collaborative that resulted in a 46% reduction in inter-stage mortality of infants with hypoplastic left heart syndrome; and the Ohio Perinatal Quality Collaborative, a statewide initiative that resulted in a 60% reduction in early elective deliveries, shifting more than 66,700 births to term.

In their nomination of Dr. Lannon, Peter Margolis, MD, PhD, and Stephen Muething, MD, stated, “The results of her efforts have had a remarkable, measurable impact on the health and well-being of children and families and on the development of pediatricians and other health professionals. She has truly changed the outcome.”

Dr. Lannon said, “Thank you to Peter and Steve for nominating me, Cincinnati Children’s for supporting the Learning Networks program, and to the American Board of Pediatrics who sparked the Learning Network model and has continued to highlight and support these efforts. I’m standing on the shoulders of many and feel very grateful.”