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19th Annual NPSF Patient Safety Congress Day 1 Recap
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19th Annual NPSF Patient Safety Congress


We had a great first day of Immersion Workshops, simulations, and networking at the NPSF Patient Safety Congress! Here are some of the highlights:


Joellen Huebner and Carol
Haraden, PhD

IHI and NPSF: Together for Safer Care
This is the first Congress since NPSF merged with the Institute for Healthcare Improvement (IHI) on May 1. The merger comes as we recognize that patient safety is a public health issue in need of fresh, robust approaches and constant focus for health care systems today. Members of the combined team will be present in Booth 401 throughout the meeting, so if you are here are Congress, stop in and say hello.


Read more about the merger here.


Tejal Gandhi, MD, MPH, CPPS (left), and
Derek Feeley (right) with award winners
Chris Carrico, RN, MSN, CPHQ, Michele
Campbell, RN, MSN, CPHQ, of Christiana
Care, and Natalie Levy, MD, of NYC Health
and Hospitals/Bellevue

Stand Up for Patient Safety Management Awards Presented
The awards were presented at  Wednesday's special networking event for Certified Professionals in Patient Safety and members of the American Society of Professionals in Patient Safety and the Stand Up for Patient Safety program. NYC Health+ Hospitals/ Bellevue was being recognized for a program to improve the management of insulin-dependent diabetes in patients at its Adult Primary Care Center. Christiana Care Health System was honored for a care coordination and management program that has yielded impressive results in reducing readmissions.


Read more about their projects.


Focus on Immersion Workshops
One of Wednesday's Immersion Workshops was The Practice of Respect: Building a Culture of Respect for Patients, Families, and Health Professionals. Among the presenters was Pat Folcarelli, RN, PhD, Director of Patient Safety and Health Care Quality and Interim VP for Health Care Quality at Beth Israel Deaconess Medical Center in Boston. The medical Center's Work was recently featured in the Boston Globe.


Read the story here.


Melissa Hamlin (center) with
Jennifer Walker and
Caitlin Lorincz

Welcome Reception
Congratulations to our lucky raffle winners. The first-night winners of the NPSF raffle are:

  • Dana Rocha won a FitBit.
  • Melissa Hamlin won a one-year membership to ASPPS.
  • Margaret Myers won a registration for the 2018 NPSF Patient Safety Congress, which is being held in Boston, May 23-25, 2018.

Visit Booth 401 in the Learning & Simulation Center for your chance to win at the lunch and Networking Receptions on Thursday and Friday!


Visit the Congress Website

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