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CANCELED – Leading a Culture of Safety: A Blueprint for Success

March 8 @ 7:30 am 9:00 am

Lead and Reward a Just Culture and Establish Organizational Behavior Expectations

Medical errors are the third leading cause of death in the United States at 220,000 to 440,000 people dying each year from preventable errors according to the Centers of Disease Control and Prevention. Clinicians and hospital staff face a devastating impact as a result of being involved with a medical error especially in organizations without a support system in place. Moreover, only 64% of staff who responded to the 2016 Agency for Healthcare Research and Quality (AHRQ) Hospital Survey on Patient Safety Culture’s hospital comparative database felt that reported mistakes led to positive changes. To help healthcare leaders achieve total system safety across the continuum, ACHE, and the Institute for Healthcare Improvement/National Patient Safety Foundation Lucian Leape Institute developed a guide “Leading a Culture of Safety: A Blueprint for Success”. This Blueprint is designed to help leaders shape, create and sustain the type of organizational culture needed to ensure patient and workforce safety and inspire healthcare leaders on the journey to zero harm. It is important to build a culture in which all leaders and workforce understand principles of patient safety and supports the reporting of errors, lapses, miss-steps and adverse events. It allows the organization to learn and find ways to incorporate analysis to improve and embrace prevention of errors and adverse events. Establishing organizational behavior expectations allows the organization to understand current behaviors of the organization and promote transparency, effective teamwork, active communication, respect, and timely feedback, and provide rewards in sustaining a culture of safety. Register Now!


*This program is pending 1.5 ACHE Face-to-Face Education Credits.  

Program Organizers

Matthew Turner, Southwest Local Program Council VP of Community Hospital Group, CoxHealth

Lisa Newcomer, RRT, MBA, FACHE, Southeast Local Program Council, Vice President – Regional Operations, Saint Francis Healthcare System

Alex Ogburn, MBA, FACHE, Southeast Local Program Council Co-Chair – Vice President, Saint Francis Medical Partners, Saint Francis Healthcare System


March 8
7:30 am – 9:00 am
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