Regional Safe Community

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

A Systematic Approach to Safe and High Reliability Care

IHI White Paper “A Framework for Safe, Reliable, and Effective Care”

Pam Braun, BSN, MSN, Vice President of Clinical Improvement, Health Care Improvement Foundation

Regional Safe Community

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

Reducing Postoperative Complications: An Interdisciplinary Approach to Early and Consistent Ambulation

Juliane Jablonski, DNP, RN, CCRN, CCNS, Critical Care Systems Strategist, Penn Medicine

ICU Liberation: Executing the “ABCDEF” Bundle Daily

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

Preventing Opioid-Induced Ventilatory Impairment (OIVI) in Medical Surgical Patients

May 2020 Safety Forum Webinar

Nancy Napolitano, BS, PCHA, Patient Safety Analyst, ECRI

Preventing Suicide: Assessment, Environment, and Risk Mitigation

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

Preventing Workplace Violence: Penn State Health Hershey’s Organizational Initiatives 

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

Yale New Haven Hospital Facilitator Competence Assessment: Root Cause Analysis

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

The Road to Achieving RCA Best Practice 

March 2017 Safety Forum Workshop

James Bagian, MD, PE, Director, Center for Healthcare Engineering & Patient Safety  University of Michigan

RCA2: Improving Root Cause Analyses and Actions to Prevent Harm 

Pam Braun, Vice President, Clinical Improvement