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Optimizing a Workforce for Optimal Safe Care

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Related Resources:
Nurse Staffing Ratios: The Crucible of Money, Policy, Research, and Patient Care
Collaboration to Partnerships
Creation of a Patient Safety Culture: A Nurse Executive Leadership Imperative
Transformation of a Nursing Culture Through Actualization of a Nursing Professional Practice Model
A Magnet Investment Pays Off
High Performance Cultures: How Values Can Drive Business Results
For Further Reading:
Albanese M, Dietrich S, Schmidt LA, et al. Sustained Improvement in RN Satisfaction Measures: “Overall Had A Good Day” as an Indicator of a Positive Nurse Environment. In: Dunton N, Montalvo I, eds. Sustained Improvement in Nursing Quality: Hospital Performance on NDNQI Inductees, 2007-2008. Silver Springs (MD): American Nurses Association; 2009.
Rich VL. On Becoming A Flexible Pool Nurse: Expansion of the Meleis Transition Framework. In: Meleis AI, ed. Transitions Theory: Middle Range and Situation Specific Theories in Nursing Research and Practice. New York (NY): Springer Publishing Company; 2010.
  1. Discuss how values and behaviors of organizational leaders affect the workforce's safety culture.
  2. Describe critical issues for engaging your organization's workforce in a quality and patient safety program.
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 When:   January 21, 2010 1:00 p.m. - 2:30 p.m. ET
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Charles Denham, MD
Welcome and Overview

Charles R. Denham, MD, is a founder and the chairman of Texas Medical Institute of Technology (TMIT), a non-profit medical research organization dedicated to driving adoption of clinical solutions in patient safety and healthcare performance improvement.

Ann Rhoades, MBA
Topic: Off the Wall Leadership

Ann Rhoades, MBA, is a dynamic and visionary human resources executive with more than 25 years' experience in a variety of service-based industries. She held the positions of Vice President of the People Department for Southwest Airlines and of Executive Vice President of Team Services for Promus Hotel Corporation. Most recently, she served as the Executive Vice President of People for JetBlue Airways, where she currently remains as a Board member; and she is also President of People Ink, her human resources consulting company.

Gerald Winslow, PhD
Topic: A View from the Culture Officer

Gerald Winslow, PhD, is Vice President for Mission and Culture for Loma Linda University Medical Center. He is also Vice President for Spiritual Life of Loma Linda University Adventist Health Sciences Center, and Professor of Religion in the School of Religion at Loma Linda University.

Victoria L. Rich, PhD, RN, FAAN
Topic: Putting Principles to Action

Victoria L. Rich, PhD, RN, FAAN, is recognized for her leadership in healthcare, business, and nursing education, and most notably for her pioneering work in patient safety and cultural diversity. She has developed numerous patient safety initiatives for healthcare systems both nationally and internationally.

Peter B. Angood, MD, FRCS(C), FACS, FCCM
Topic: Critical Care Manpower

Peter B. Angood, MD, FRCS(C), FACS, FCCM, is NQF’s first senior advisor on patient safety. In this role, Dr. Angood will guide projects to improve patient safety and quality. He will also provide technical expertise on projects related to the National Priorities Partnership’s goal of improving the safety and reliability of America’s healthcare system.

Mary Foley, RN, MS, PhD(c)
Topic: The Role of the Patient Advocate

Mary Foley, RN, MS, PhD(c), is the Associate Director in the Center for Nursing Research and Innovation at the University of California San Francisco (UCSF) School of Nursing. Mary is a past president of the American Nurses Association, serving from 2000-2002. She was employed for 19 years at Saint Francis Memorial Hospital in San Francisco, where she was a medical-surgical staff nurse for 17 years. In 1997, she became the Director of Nursing and Safety Officer.

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