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Tuesday, May 24, at the 2016 NPSF Patient Safety Congress
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Day 2, Tuesday May 24

NPSF Lucian Leape Institute Releases Compendium of Reports


Kicking off today’s opening keynote session, “Teaming at the Heart of Safety,” the National Patient Safety Foundation’s Lucian Leape Institute announced a new resource for health care leaders. Transforming Health Care is a compendium that brings together the executive summaries and recommendations of five reports published by the Institute between 2010 and 2015.


“We hope this publication serves as a call to action for health care leaders, who can use it to inform discussions, implement recommendations, set work priorities, and make decisions that, though sometimes difficult, are necessary to improve patient safety,” said Gary Kaplan, MD, FACMPE, chair of the NPSF Lucian Leape Institute and CEO of Virginia Mason Health System.


Visit the web page to download the compendium and watch an introductory video with comments from Dr. Kaplan, Dr. Lucian Leape, and NPSF President and CEO, Dr. Tejal Gandhi.



John Q. Sherman Award Conferred

To kick off this afternoon’s keynote on Shared Decision Making, Taylor Communications and announced the recipients of the John Q. Sherman Award for Excellence in Patient Engagement.


Iora Health and the Children’s Hospital of Philadelphia (CHOP) Patient and Family Experience Team and Outpatient Clinical Service Leadership received this year’s awards.


“Each winner changed the way they communicate with their patients and families and are tailoring care to their needs to build stronger relationships—resulting in improved experience and outcomes," said Mark O'Leary, president of Taylor Healthcare. "These are the kinds of concrete changes that we believe will engage and empower patients and ultimately transform health care.”


Read more about this year's winners and the award.

   From left: Mark O'Leary, president of Taylor Communications, Joel Lazar, MD, of Iora Health,
Amy Kratchman and Patricia Richards of Children's Hospital of Philadelphia, and
Tejal K. Gandhi, MD, MPH, CPPS, president and CEO of NPSF.




NPSF-DAISY Award for Extraordinary Nurses

The afternoon also featured the conferring of the NPSF-DAISY Award.


Rachel Whittaker, BSN, RN, CPN, of Children’s Hospital Colorado in Aurora, was chosen to receive the individual award.


The 2016 team award goes to the Clinical Informatics Council of the University of New Mexico Hospitals in Albuquerque.


Read more about the honorees.


   Teresa Brasac, vice president, Clinical Informatics, Hill-Rom (left), Cynthia Sweeney of the DAISY Foundation (second from left), and Patricia McGaffigan, RN, MS, senior vice president and COO of NPSF (right) present the team and individual awards.

Congratulations to Our Lucky Raffle Winners

  Raffle winner
Phyllis McLellen (left)
with NPSF staffer
Sarah Foy caption

The Tuesday afternoon raffle at the NPSF booth (#401) brought three lucky winners:

  • Dana Rocha and Eric Wignall each one a Fitbit.
  • Phyllis McLellan won a complimentary registration for the 2017 NPSF Congress in Orlando.

 Be sure to stop by the NPSF Booth #401 in the Learning + Simulation Center for your last chance to win something today!




Be sure to stop by the United for Patient Safety table opposite the Learning & Simulation Center. Learn about our ongoing campaign to raise awareness of patient safety, take the pledge, and show that you believe that We Are All Patients and "Every Day Is Patient Safety Day."



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