Leading a Culture of Safety: A Blueprint for Success

    November 07, 2019
    5:30 PM - 8:00 PM
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    Ballyhack Golf Club
    3609 Pitzer Road
    Roanoke, VA 24014

    Medical errors are the third leading cause of death in the United States at 220,000 to 440,000 people dying each year from preventable errors according to the Centers of Disease Control and Prevention.  Clinicians and hospital staff face a devastating impact as a result of being involved with a medical error especially in organizations without a support system in place.  Moreover, only 64% of staff who responded to the 2016 Agency for Healthcare Research and Quality (AHRQ) Hospital Survey on Patient Safety Culture’s hospital comparative database felt that reported mistakes led to positive change.  It is important to build a culture in which all leaders and workforce understand principles of patient safety and supports the reporting of errors, lapses, miss-steps and adverse events.  It allows the organization to learn and find ways to incorporate analysis to improve and embrace prevention of errors and adverse events.  Establishing organizational behavior expectations allows the organization to understand current behaviors of the organization and promote transparency, effective teamwork, active communication, respect and timely feedback, and provide rewards in sustaining a culture of safety.


    Ms. Cecelia Carpenter, MS, BSN – VP Quality and Risk Management, LGMC

    Dr. James Drougas, MD – Jefferson Surgical Clinic

    Mr. Josh Clark – Sr. Director Clinical Advancement & Patient Safety, Carilion Clinic

    Meeting Moderator

    Ms. Beth Bankston, Chief Administrative Officer, Jefferson Surgical Clinic

    Meeting Details

    5:30-6:15pm Networking Social Hour (cash bar)
    6:15-6:30pm Introductions, Dinner Served
    6:30-8:00pm Dinner & Panel Discussion


    Ballyhack Golf Club
    3609 Pitzer Road
    Roanoke, VA 24014


    Registration is open until November 4, 2019 at 7:00am, EST.
    To register, click "Register Now." For further instructions, see the "How to Register for Events" Quick Link on the website.

    Registration must be complete online, registration will not be possible on-site. 

    This program has been developed to be presented locally by Central Virginia Healthcare Executives Group.  The American College of Healthcare Executives has awarded 1.5 ACHE Face-to-Face Education Credits to this program.


    $60.00 CVHEG Members

    $60.00 ACHE (Non-CVHEG) Member Ticket

    $70.00 Non-Members

    $30.00 Student