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Celebrating quality and safety at work

Posted Apr 01 2009 11:23pm

Three years ago, our Board Chair, Lois Silverman, and her late husband, Norman, established the Silverman Institute for Healthcare Quality and Safety. It was to serve as the focal point for research, teaching, and implementation of improvements in patient and staff quality and safety for our hospital.

A symposium is held each year, with a speaker of national renown in the field. Last year, it was Brent James, from Intermountain Health. This year, we were pleased to welcome MIT's Steven Spear.

The symposium is also accompanied by a poster session at which staff members report on achievements in the six dimensions of care defined by the Institute of Medicine: Safe, Effective, Timely, Efficient, Patient Centered, and Equitable. We received over 90 such submissions this year and held the poster session in the lobby of our clinical center. You can read about all of them here. The pictures here show some of the proud presenters.
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