Safety Rounds Teams Offer Open Dialogue with Staff, Leadership
Patient Safety Awareness Week, March 2-8, is an annual education and awareness campaign for health care safety led by the National Patient Safety Foundation (NPSF). During the first week of March and throughout the year, MidMichigan Health is dedicated to the safety of patients and employees.
“Our commitment to safety is evident with the recent initiatives focused on quality and safety,” said Chief Quality and Patient Safety Officer Lydia Watson, M.D. “We have implemented leadership safety rounds on a regular basis in all clinical and non-clinical settings at our subsidiaries, and most recently, MidMichigan’s leadership team heard from Bryan Sexton, Ph.D., of Duke University, the leading expert in healthcare safety attitudes and work resiliency, who provided training on key issues that impact patient safety. Whether the first week of March or any other day of the week, MidMichigan Health remains focused on its strategic goal to be a national leader in quality, safety and patient satisfaction.”
MidMichigan’s safety rounds teams are underway at MidMichigan Medical Centers in Alma, Clare, Gladwin, and Midland, and MidMichigan’s Gladwin Pines and Stratford Village nursing homes. These teams meet on a regular basis in all clinical and non-clinical settings. The purpose of the rounds is to offer an open dialogue with staff and leadership on safety measures that are going well and/or need improvement.
“Whether the first week of March or any other day of the week, MidMichigan Health remains focused on its strategic goal to be a national leader in quality, safety and patient satisfaction,” said Dr. Watson.
MidMichigan Medical Center-Gladwin team members from MidMichigan Medical Center-Gladwin are Michelle Brady, R.N., B.S.N., director of emergency and inpatient services, MidMichigan Medical Centers in Clare and Gladwin; Ray Stover, president and CEO, MidMichigan Medical Centers in Clare and Gladwin; and Glenn King, R.N., M.S.N., M.B.A., vice president and chief nursing officer, MidMichigan Medical Centers in Clare and Gladwin.
MidMichigan Medical Center-Midland team members are Obstetrician/Gynecologist Lydia Watson, M.D., vice president and chief quality and patient safety officer, MidMichigan Health; Jan Penney, R.N., M.S.N., vice president and chief nursing officer, MidMichigan Health; Greg Rogers, president and CEO, MidMichigan Medical Center-Midland; Pam Wieske, B.S.N., manager of quality management, MidMichigan Medical Center-Midland; and Kay Wagner, D.H.A., M.S.N., R.N, director of quality, MidMichigan Health. Not pictured: Obstetrician/Gynecologist Margueritte Kuhn, M.D., vice president of medical affairs, MidMichigan Medical Center-Midland.
MidMichigan Medical Center-Gratiot. Team members from the Medical Center in Alma are (from left to right): Lorri Tupica, R.N., B.S., quality management coordinator; Mark Santamaria, president and CEO; Brenda Whitman, R.N., M.S.N., director of nursing; Sherry Anderson, R.N., B.S.N., manager of quality and case management; Michael Stack, M.D., vice president of medical affairs; and Robin Whitmore, R.N., M.S.N., M.B.A., vice president of nursing and clinical services.