Juan Mira, M.D., receives quality and patient safety award

Pictured, from left, are C. Parker Gibbs, MD, chief medical officer, UF Health Shands; Juan Mira, MD, a fourth-year surgical resident; and Ed Jimenez, chief executive officer, UF Health Shands.

Juan Mira, M.D., a fourth-year general surgery resident at the UF College of Medicine, received the Lee Titsworth Housestaff Quality Award, presented the Heroes Recognition Dinner on March 14 as part of Patient Safety and Quality Week.

Mira plays a lead role on a multidisciplinary committee that revised the after visit summary, or AVS, for surgical and medical patients. The quality-improvement initiative aims to simplify discharge instructions that patients receive before they leave the hospital, to reduce the risk of readmission.

He is also a member of the sepsis care redesign committee, the housewide CMS Core Measures sepsis team and the medication reconciliation process improvement team.

Patient Safety and Quality Week, presented by the UF Health Sebastian Ferrero Office of Clinical Quality and Patient Safety, took place March 13-17.