Session Details

114H - Your Safety Renaissance: Leading the Reboot and Reimagination of Safe, Reliable and Resilient Care

Tuesday, March 21

4:30–5:30 p.m.

While many organizations have experienced setbacks in patient and workforce safety during the pandemic, more resilient systems have maintained steady progress. After decades of attention to safety, what is the essential shift that leaders must make for habitual excellence at eliminating harm to patients and those who care for them, and what leadership competencies and actions distinguish high-performing organizations from those who struggle? Amid countless priorities and healthcare challenges faced by leaders, how can leaders identify the biggest and boldest areas of focus to reboot and revitalize safety?

Join leaders from organizations that are deploying Safer Together: A National Action Plan to Advance Safety, who will spotlight how the “total systems safety bundle” is charting their path to progress and resilience. Faculty will share insights and lessons learned from deployment of the Safer Together organizational assessment tool across their healthcare systems and settings. Attendees will harvest ideas to identify and address improvement opportunities across the four foundational areas of culture, leadership and governance, patient and family engagement, workforce safety and well-being, and learning systems. Whether you’re looking for a major safety reset or ways to refine and sustain your current high-level safety performance, every healthcare executive, board member, and quality and safety leader will leave this session with concrete ideas and resources to move beyond “safety as one project after another” to hardwiring your organization’s foundations for patient and workforce safety.

Learning Objectives

  • Characterize essential leadership approaches and actions to reboot and fortify your organization’s strategy for eliminating preventable harm to patients and the workforce.
  • Create and execute an action plan to hardwire patient and workforce safety in your organization. 

Presented By

Patricia McGaffigan, RN, CPPS

Patricia McGaffigan, RN, CPPS

Vice President Safety/President

Institute for Healthcare Improvement/Certification Board for Professionals in Patient Safety
Kelly Randall, PhD, LMSW, CPHQ

Kelly Randall, PhD, LMSW, CPHQ

VP, Patient Safety and Regulatory, Clinical Operations

Ascension