Full house attending today’s Patient Safety Summit

John Nance (l to r) and the Foundation's Director of Quality and Patient Safety Patti Taylor.

John Nance (l to r) and the Foundation’s Director of Quality and Patient Safety Patti Taylor.

A full house of 250-plus attendees are participating in today’s Patient Safety Summit at the Marriott Las Colinas in Irving. The annual DFW Hospital Council Foundation event themed “Communication is Key,” was highlighted this morning by keynote speaker John Nance. The pilot, author and renown business leader has been crucial in pioneering the recent renaissance in hospital patient safety. A founder of the National Patient Safety Foundation, Nance’s creative presentation was highlighted by numerous videos and unique detail on creating an effective system of prevention and wellness.

Additional speakers have included Linda Stimmel, regional managing partner of Wilson Elser, discussing “The Art of Apology,” Karen Garvey, president of safety and clinical risk management at Parkland Health & Hospital System detailing “Care for Caregivers,” and Dr. Oren Guttman of the University of Tennessee Haslam College of Business with the topic “Cognitive Errors in Healthcare.”

Soon to follow are Marcie Williams of Medical Protective to discuss “TeamSTEPPS,” and Ed Leigh, the founder and director of the Center for Healthcare Communication with the presentation “Engaging your Patients.”

Platinum sponsors of the event are Allied BioScience, Methodist Health System, Texas Health Resources and UT Southwestern Medical Center.

A full house at the DFWHC Foundation's Patient Safety Summit.

A full house at the DFWHC Foundation’s Patient Safety Summit.