Einstein HealthCare Network, Philadelphia, PA

Patient Safety Awareness Week is designed to mark a dedicated time and a platform to increase awareness about patient safety among health professionals and the public. Our goal of the week is to bring together and engage health care professionals and patients to help spread this important message. For #PSAW2018, Patient Safety Week was celebrated across all three campuses (Philadelphia, Elkins Park, Montgomery) with well attended clinicians, leadership, board members and community members who sit on our Patient Safety Committee. Patient Safety Fairs - interactive fairs featured raffles, prizes and games to accompany the poster displays that showcased Einstein employees are working on to promote patient safety and quality improvement, aligning to this year's theme from NPSF of patient engagement and safety culture. What's new this year was the Patient Safety Grand Round. Our Philadelphia campus hosted the Patient Safety Grand Round and broadcast the grand round to the other two campuses at the same time. Ruth Lefton, COO; Dr Hank Simmss, CQO, Gina Marone, CNE and Siew Lee Grand-Clement, AVP, Patient Safety & Performance Improvement kicked off the grand round with the Einstein tradition of connecting to the Why story, which is Patient is Why we are here everyday and #WeAreAllPatients recognition. Patient Safety Grand Round this year was a series of three expert speakers:

  • Why patient engagement is critical to ensure safety of care – Gina Marone, VP of Healthcare Services and Chief Nurse Executive, Einstein Healthcare Network
  • Best practice and learnings across PA to impact culture of safety – Catherine Reynolds, Regional Patient Safety Liaison, Pennsylvania Patient Safety Authority
  • Journey to sustain a safety culture and become a highly reliable organization – Coleen Smith, Director of High Reliability Initiatives, Joint Commission Center for Transforming Healthcare

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