WSHA Executive Safety Academy continues in 2nd year

January 28, 2021

WSHA’s Quality & Safety program is dedicated to improving health care delivery and making care better and safer for all. A large focus for moving this mission forward is providing opportunities for health care providers to share best practices and address issues of safety, quality and care equity. With this in mind, it’s my pleasure to share that the WSHA Executive Safety Academy will be returning for its second year.

The Executive Safety Academy is intended for hospital and health system CEOs, accompanied by additional members of their executive teams, to engage with a cohort of peers on the latest patient safety standards and strategies for effective health care culture and operation. Participation is most successful when an organization’s CEO is present.

WSHA is partnering with Healthcare Performance Improvement, a Press Ganey solution, to deliver the 2021 Executive Safety Academy. It will focus on high reliability strategy, or the study of human performance in complex systems, including event analysis, techniques to minimize human error, process improvement and tactics to center patient safety in organizational culture. The 2021 curriculum consists of six virtual sessions taking place between March and November.

A member of the 2020 Executive Safety Academy cohort shared their experience, saying: “The Safety Academy has provided excellent speakers, content and references regarding the science around safety. As I leave each session, I feel like I have the arsenal needed to return to my hospital and address patient safety with a new set of tools. [The facilitators] are not afraid to challenge current perceptions around patient safety. The pre-meeting materials are excellent, and the post meeting follow-up is greatly appreciated…It has been my privilege to participate.”

Registration will open in the next several days. Details will be available on the WSHA Events Calendar and I am available as a resource to answer any question you may have. Please contact me at catm@wsha.org or Midori Sudo at midoris@wsha.org.

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