New Institute named in honor of renowned patient safety expert
National Patient Safety Foundation Hosts 9th Annual Congress May 2-4, 2007 in Washington, D.C.
May 3, 2007 – The creation of the new Lucian Leape Institute at the National Patient Safety Foundation (NPSF) was announced today at NPSF’s Annual Patient Safety Congress in Washington, DC. Dr. Lucian Leape is a physician and Adjunct Professor of Health Policy at the Harvard School of Public Health, and is internationally recognized as a founder and leader of the patient safety movement. The National Patient Safety Foundation’s Annual Patient Safety Congress is the field’s preeminent meeting on patient safety, bringing experts, practitioners, patients and other stakeholders together to share new strategies, research and knowledge focused on improving the safety of the healthcare system.
The Lucian Leape Institute will function as a think tank and define strategic paths and calls to action for the field of patient safety, intended to provide vision and context for the many efforts underway within the health care system. Through its Roundtables, it will issue reports that will guide the work of the field and challenge the system to address the issues critical to making the system safer.
“The National Patient Safety Foundation has been honored to work with Dr. Leape since our founding, and we are pleased to be able to recognize his leadership in the field through the establishment of this Institute,” says Diane C. Pinakiewicz, President, NPSF. “The work of the Institute will provide important guidance for the many improvement efforts underway in the field.”
About National Patient Safety Foundation
The National Patient Safety Foundation is an independent nonprofit organization dedicated to improving patient safety and reducing medical errors through leadership, research, and education. It is an unprecedented partnership of health care practitioners, institutional providers, health product providers, health product manufacturers, researchers, legal advisors, patient/consumer advocates, regulator, and policy makers committed to making health care safer for patients and making patient safety a national priority. NPSF was founded in 1997 by the American Medical Association, CNA HealthPro, and 3M, with significant support from the Schering-Plough Corporation.