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Donald Berwick to Keynote Leape Institute 5th Annual Forum & Gala

Wednesday, July 18, 2012   (0 Comments)
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Boston, MA (July 18, 2012)—The Lucian Leape Institute (LLI) at the National Patient Safety Foundation has announced the program for its 5th Annual Forum & Gala to be held in Boston on Thursday, September 13, 2012.

Attendees will engage in an interactive afternoon dialogue with LLI members, followed by an evening networking reception and dinner featuring guest speaker Donald Berwick, MD, MPP, FRCP, former president and CEO of the Institute for Healthcare Improvement and former administrator, Centers for Medicare & Medicaid Services.

“As a health care innovator and staunch advocate for patient safety, Don Berwick has long inspired all of us in health care,” said Diane C. Pinakiewicz, MBA, CPPS, president of LLI and president of NPSF. “We are honored to have one of the LLI’s founding members share his thoughts on the future of health care.”

The afternoon forum takes place from 12:30 to 4 pm at the Westin Boston Waterfront. The evening gala, at the State Room, begins with a reception at 5 pm, followed by the keynote address and dinner.

Details and more information are available at

Organizations interested in opportunities to visibly support the work of the Lucian Leape Institute are encouraged to contact David Coletta at

About the Lucian Leape Institute
The Lucian Leape Institute at NPSF, established in 2007, is charged with defining strategic paths and calls to action for the field of patient safety, offering vision and context for the many efforts under way within health care, and providing the leverage necessary for system-level change. Its members comprise national thought leaders with a common interest in patient safety whose expertise and influence are brought to bear as the Institute calls for the innovation necessary to expedite the work and create significant, sustainable improvements in culture, process, and outcomes critical to safer health care.

About The National Patient Safety Foundation
The National Patient Safety Foundation (NPSF) has been pursuing one mission since its founding in 1997– to improve the safety of care provided to patients. As a central voice for patient safety, NPSF is committed to a collaborative multi-stakeholder approach in all that it does. NPSF is an independent, not-for-profit 501(c)(3) organization. To learn more about the work of the National Patient Safety Foundation, please visit:

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