HCIF launched Regional Safe Community, a Partnership for Patient Care (PPC) collaborative, in March 2017 to create a unique environment for patient safety leaders to learn from safety event experiences and share best practices. This multi-year program consists of two components, PPC Safe Table and Safety Forum.
The PPC Safe Table, facilitated by ECRI Institute Patient Safety Organization, provides a legally protected environment for Patient Safety Officers to discuss actual patient safety events and to share solutions and best practices. Participation in the Safe Table will be open to HCIF-contributing organizations only.
The Safety Forum engages front line leaders and staff, including individuals working in risk management, patient safety, quality, and regulatory to examine safety hazards and vulnerabilities that could potentially result in a safety event. Safety Forum participants will discuss issues and share opinions, strategies, tools, processes, and tactics with their safety peers across the region. Participation is open to hospital and non-hospital providers in Southeastern Pennsylvania.
Michael Leonard, MD, Founder, Safe & Reliable Healthcare
Pam Braun, BSN, MSN, Vice President of Clinical Improvement, Health Care Improvement Foundation
Karen M. Perez, RN-BC, BSN, Team Coordinator, 2 Lenfest Surgical Intermediate Unit, Abington Hospital-Jefferson Health & Megan Reinhart, RN-BC, BSN, Team Coordinator, 2 Lenfest, Abington Hospital-Jefferson Health
Juliane Jablonski, DNP, RN, CCRN, CCNS, Critical Care Systems Strategist, Penn Medicine
Thomas P. Cleary, BSN, RN, Clinical Manager, Einstein Medical Center Montgomery & Scott D. Alcott, MSN, RN, Director of Nursing Education & Professional Development, Einstein Medical Center Montgomery
May 2020 Safety Forum Webinar
Nancy Napolitano, BS, PCHA, Patient Safety Analyst, ECRI
December 2019 Safety Forum Workshop
Brian Albrecht, BSN, RN, CPN, CNML,Nurse Manager, Pediatric Acute Care, Penn State Health Children’s Hospital & Tracy Sinopoli, BSN, RNBC, Nurse Manager, Contingency Pool, Penn State Health Milton S. Hershey Medical Center
June 2018 Safety Forum Workshop
Ellen Macone, BSN, MPH, Patient Safety Specialist, Quality Improvement Support Services, Yale New Haven Hospital & Theresa Vander Vennet, BSN, JD, Director, Legal and Risk Services, Yale New Haven Hospital
December 2017 Safety Forum Workshop
Maureen Ann Frye, MSN, BC, CRNP, CPPS, CPHQ, Director, John J. Kelly Institute of Patient Safety and Quality, Abington Jefferson Health
March 2017 Safety Forum Workshop
James Bagian, MD, PE, Director, Center for Healthcare Engineering & Patient Safety University of Michigan