Redefining Safety

Sept. 18 and 19, 2018 | Ann Arbor Marriott Ypsilanti at Eagle Crest

Every year, the MHA Patient Safety & Quality Symposium draws more than 300 healthcare providers and medical and business executives to share innovative ideas on how to make healthcare better and safer. The symposium covers a wide array of topics, including high reliability in healthcare, person and family engagement, developing a culture of safety, the role of transparency in healthcare and more.

Registration will be available in June 2018. Contact us for more information.

2018 Speakers

The symposium features experts who are redefining safety and quality. Save Sept. 18 and 19 to hear from them!

Tejal Gandhi, MDCreating an effective culture of safety is an evolving process and requires commitment and action from all levels of the organization. Tejal Gandhi, MD, president, National Patient Safety Foundation, Boston, will share findings from the study, Leading a Culture of Safety: A Blueprint for Success and best practices for building and sustaining a culture of safety.

Bryan Sexton, PhDWorkplaces are experiencing burnout at increasingly high rates. As burnout continues to affect the quality of care and life of caregivers, we need to be aware of the signs of burnout and alleviate this critical threat. Bryan Sexton, PhD, director of the Patient Safety Center, Duke University Health System, Durham, NC, will explore proven, positive psychological interventions and tools that increase resilience and help combat burnout.

Rana Awdish, MDRana Awdish, MD, director of the Pulmonary Hypertension Program and critical care medicine at Henry Ford Hospital, Detroit, is author of the critically acclaimed, best-selling memoir, In Shock. Dr. Awdish will share her personal story as both a critical care physician and a critically ill patient and describe how her near- death experience redefined her understanding of physician communication training and a culture of caring. 

Award Presentations

The MHA Keystone Center Speak-up! Award is presented at the symposium each year. The award celebrates patient and staff safety through the recognition of individuals or teams in MHA Keystone Center Patient Safety Organization (PSO) hospitals who demonstrate a commitment to the prevention of patient or staff harm. The 2017 recipient was Seth Raymond, DO, Kalamazoo Anesthesiology and Bronson Methodist Hospital, Kalamazoo.

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