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ASPPS Members in the News - October 2015

Friday, October 23, 2015   (0 Comments)
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ASPPS Members In the News

Members Contribute to National Discussion on Improving Diagnosis
Patient safety leader Dr. Mark Graber, founder of the Society to Improve Diagnosis in Medicine (SIDM) and an ASPPS member, served on the Institute of Medicine panel that produced the new report Improving Diagnosis in Health Care. Visit the IOM website to download the report and view the release webcast video with remarks by Dr. Graber and others. Read Dr. Graber’s commentary on diagnostic error in the Huffington Post.

Lifetime member Paul Epner, executive vice president of SIDM and chairman of the newly formed Coalition to Improve Diagnosis, was interviewed about the new IOM report by multiple outlets. Read the Washington Post story.

Second-Victim Support
ASPPS member Susan Scott, PhD, RN, CPPS, manager of patient safety/risk management at University of Missouri Health System, authored an article about her study of a second-victim support program. Read her article in the current issue of Patient Safety & Quality Healthcare magazine.

Have you published an article about your research or best practices, or a commentary about some aspect of patient safety? We want to hear about it. Send an e-mail with publication details to to share your news!

Thank You!
Thanks to all who took the recent ASPPS member survey. We are pleased to announce the winners of our random drawing:

Karen L. Frank, RN, BSN, MSHA
Alison Miller
Beth Elchek LaVelle


Congratulations, Members
The Certified Professional in Patient Safety credential attests to competency in patient safety science and application. Those attaining the CPPS designation represent a group of committed professionals from across health care who are determined to advance the patient safety field. We send congratulations to the following ASPPS members who recently became certified:

Engy Abdel Maguid, CPHQ,BCPS,TQM Diploma, CPPS
Zakaria Al Attal, PhD, CPPS
Debra Allen, RN, BSN, MBA, CPHQ, CPPS
Jennifer Baer, MS, RN, CPHQ, CPPS
Sonya Bass, MSN, CPPS
Susan R. Bradley, MS, MHA, CPPS
Mary Ann Chanes, BSN, CPPS
Sandy Corbin, RN, ADN, CPPS
Christine Cottingham, RN, MS, CCRN, CPPS
Estevan Garcia, MD, MPA, CPPS
Tammy Graham, MSN, RNBC, CPPS
Michael Handler, MD, MMM, CPPS
Anne Huben-Kearney, RN, CPHQ, CPHRM, CPPS
Patricia Huddleson, RN, BSN, CPHQ, CPPS
Denise Jones, RRT, CPHRM, CPPS
Laura Joseph, RN, CCRN, MSN, MBA-HCM, CPPS
Carol Kemper, RN, PhD, CPHQ, CPPS
Anna Lattimore, BSN, CPPS
Rhonda B. Liberto, BS, PharmD, CPPS
Lesa R. Lock, MSN, CPPS
Roberta Camille Locko, MD, CPPS
Elaine Long, BSN, CPPS
Susan Mahoney, RN, MSN, CPPS
Anna Melville, RD, MA, CPPS
Abraham Morse, MD, MBA, CPPS
Beth Williams Murff, RN, MSN, CPPS
Cynthia Nordlund, MSN, CPPS
Daphne Okonkwo, CPHRM, LHRM, RN, CPPS
Anne Marie Pizzi, HACP, CPPS
Richard Powers, MBA, CPPS
Robynn Pruett, MS Pharm, MBA, BS Pharm, CPHIMS, CPPS
Erin Pukenas, MD, CPPS
Donna Rowey, RN, BSN, DCPSO, CPPS
Adeline Saliba, PharmD, MBA, CPPS
Rosemarie Savino, RN, BSN, MJ, CPPS
Jane Sharpe, RN, ARM, CPHRM, CPPS
Heather Sherman, PhD, CPPS
Brenda Joyce Stewart, BS, RN, CPPS
Paula Jean Strasburg, MSN, CPPS
Kelly Stratton, RN, BSN, MA, CCRN-K, CPPS
Michael Terrence Truxillo, MD, CPPS
Jessica Tulloss, BSN,MPH RN, NE-BC, CPPS
Brenda Weber, CIC, CPHRM, CPPS
Judy Westhouse, RN, MSN, CRNI, LHRM, CPPS

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