May 1, 2012

Former Hospital CEO Visits Chapter at University of Colorado

The University of Colorado IHI Open School Chapter, in collaboration with the Patient Safety Education Partnership, was proud last week to host Paul F. Levy, author and former CEO of Beth Israel Deaconess Medical Center.  

Levy related stories about reducing patient harm, transparency of clinical outcomes, and leadership in medicine. The 80 attendees included students and faculty from the schools of Medicine, Nursing, Pharmacy, Dental Medicine, and Public Health, as well as residents and staff from several area hospitals. 

All attendees received a copy of Levy’s new book “Goal Play,” provided by the Patient Safety Education Partnership, which you can learn more about at  The Chapter continued the discussion this week through a deliberative dialogue that explored the potential benefits and drawbacks of several strategies for the improvement of patient safety.

Pictured: University of Colorado IHI Open School
Chapter Steering Committee members Racheal Gilmer,
Josi Schwan,Betty Geer, Eric Wannamaker, and Dan Stoll; 
Paul Levy; Chapter Faculty Advisor Wendy Madigosky