Foundation’s 15th Annual Patient Safety Summit closes out today!

The DFW Hospital Council (DFWHC) Foundation’s 15th Annual Patient Safety Summit will officially close out today after its fourth and final session from 10:00 a.m. to 12:00 noon, CDT. An average of 250 attendees from hospitals across North Texas have participated during each previous session on September 8, 15 and 22.

“It’s been a great year for the Patient Safety Summit,” said Patti Taylor, event coordinator and the DFWHC Foundation’s director of quality and patient safety. “Since the pandemic began two years ago, this event has been virtual. We have been thrilled by the active participation. With this new format, we were able to reach hundreds of additional hospital employees perhaps too busy to leave their facility.”

This year’s Summit was themed “Strength and Courage in the Year of the Tiger,” and was highlighted by Keynote Speaker Laurel Braitman’s appearance on September 8 when she discussed “The Mental Health Benefits of Storytelling for Healthcare Professionals.”

Additional sessions included:

• “Civilian Response to an Active Shooter” with Lieutenant Robert Johnson, Sr., Dallas County Hospital District Police Department;
• “Easy Solutions to Support Holistic Patient Care” with Dr. Eduardo Luna;
• “Layers of Protection for Patient Safety” with Lindsey Galli, Director of Education at PFCCpartners;
• “Three Safety Stories to Share and Celebrate” with Catherine Dunham, Brenda Slade, Nancy Gardner, Carrie Pierce and Rami McKeel.

This year’s Platinum Sponsors included Methodist Health System, Texas Health, The Joint Commission and UT Southwestern. Silver Sponsors included Abbott and ACHE of North Texas.

For information, please contact Patti at