Patient Safety Conference Draws Large Crowd

Over 185 people attended this week's statewide conference of the Tennessee Center for Patient Safety, including CEOs, chief medical officers (CMOs) and physician champions, chief nursing officers (CNOs), project team leaders, quality professionals, infection control practitioners and team members, and other senior executives.

Peter Pronovost, MD, PhD

Julia Hallisy, DDS


Peter Pronovost, MD, PhD, director, Armstrong Institute for Patient Safety and Quality, Johns Hopkins University School of Medicine, and senior vice president for patient safety and quality, Johns Hopkins Medicine, talked about Tennessee hospitals taking patient safety and quality to the next level. Julia Hallisy, DDS, discussed the voice of the patient and how to engage and empower patients and their families, including what happened when her 8-year-old daughter died.

The powerpoint slides are available on the Tennessee Center for Patient Safety web site. The center's 2012 annual report also is available at 2012 TN Center for Patient Safety Annual Report. For additional information, contact Chris Clarke at THA, 615-401-7439,  

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