The Doctor’s Advocate | Fourth Quarter 2017
Foundation Gets Involved at Patient Safety Camp
Last July, The Doctors Company Foundation sent several staff members and representatives to assist with the Academy for Emerging Leaders in Patient Safety (AELPS) Telluride Experience in Napa, California. Dr. Richard Anderson, Foundation board member and chairman and CEO of The Doctors Company, led a discussion about medical liability.
“The students were engaged and asking questions throughout our lunch break. I was inspired to see a new generation of doctors dedicated to providing the best care possible,” said Dr. Anderson.
For the past seven years, the Foundation has supported AELPS through a competitive grant program. AELPS has been able to expand the Telluride Experience and now holds one-week camps each year in Telluride, Colorado; Baltimore, Maryland; and Napa. AELPS provides students with knowledge and experiences that promote discipline, competence, and a sense of personal and societal responsibility to help them deliver safe, high-quality patient care.
Recently, the Foundation also funded a successful AELPS online class pilot program. “The growth of the program and its international recognition are testaments to its quality and value,” said Dr. David Troxel, board chairman of the Foundation. “Having the Telluride Experience available online provides convenient access to the growing program.”
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