The Doctor’s Advocate | Second Quarter 2019
Foundation News

Foundation Supports IHI’s 2019 Patient Safety Congress

Each year, the Institute for Healthcare Improvement’s (IHI’s) Patient Safety Congress brings together over 1,300 professionals to share innovative and actionable learnings, hear from inspiring leaders on emerging patient safety research and topics, participate in hands-on workshops, and make meaningful connections with like-minded peers.

“The Doctors Company Foundation is proud to support the Lucian Leape Institute Keynote Plenary at the Patient Safety Congress again this year,” said Miranda Felde, MHA, CPHRM, vice president, Patient Safety and Risk Management, The Doctors Company. “This year’s session, Creating and Sustaining a Culture of Safety, demonstrates our shared commitment to improving patient safety at the systemic level.”

The session focused on the essential role of leadership in creating, shaping, and sustaining an effective culture of safety; high-level strategies and practical tactics for implementing leadership domains; steps for leading organizational learning and improvement; and strategies for spreading and embedding a culture of safety throughout an organization.

“It is with sincere gratitude that we acknowledge The Doctors Company Foundation’s support and partnership over the years. Our relationship uniquely demonstrates how similarly committed organizations can bring about true change in both perception and action and advance strategic patient safety imperatives,” said Dr. Tejal Gandhi, IHI’s chief clinical and safety officer.

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