50 Experts Leading the Field of Patient Safety

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Becker's Hospital Review has named "50 Experts Leading the Field of Patient Safety," which includes individuals at national organizations, universities and healthcare organizations working to improve patient safety. The patient safety leaders listed here consist of advocates, professors, researchers, administrators and healthcare providers who have won awards, published articles, spoken out and led initiatives to reduce harm and ensure safety.

Jason Adelman, MD, MS. Patient Safety Officer at Montefiore Medical Center (New York City).
Dr. Adelman is the patient safety officer at Montefiore Medical Center and assistant professor of medicine at Albert Einstein College of Medicine in New York City. Dr. Adelman was awarded the American Hospital Association-National Patient Safety Foundation Comprehensive Patient Safety Leadership Fellowship for 2010 to 2011, and is a senior fellow of the Health Research & Educational Trust.

David W. Bates, MD, MSc. Senior Vice President for Quality and Safety and Chief Quality Officer of Brigham and Women's Hospital and the Brigham and Women's Physicians Organization (Boston). Dr. Bates became senior vice president for quality and safety and chief quality officer at Brigham and Women's Hospital and the Brigham and Women's Physicians Organization in 2011. He serves as executive director of the Center for Patient Safety Research and Practice at Brigham and Women's Hospital and as external program lead for research in the World Health Organization's Global Alliance for Patient Safety. In addition, Dr. Bates co-directs the program in clinical effectiveness at the Harvard School of Public Health and is medical director of clinical and quality analysis at Partners HealthCare in Boston.

Donald M. Berwick, MD, MPP. Former CMS Administrator (Baltimore). Dr. Berwick served as administrator of CMS for nearly a year and a half, during which the agency launched the nationwide Partnership for Patients initiative to improve patient safety. He previously co-founded and led the Institute for Healthcare Improvement for more than 20 years. Dr. Berwick was recently appointed as chair of the National Patient Safety Advisory Board by U.K. Prime Minister David Cameron to help the National Health Serve reduce harm.

Leah F. Binder, MA, MGA. CEO of The Leapfrog Group (Washington, D.C.).
Ms. Binder serves as president and CEO of The Leapfrog Group, a national organization aiming to improve the safety, quality and affordability of healthcare. The Leapfrog Group awards patient safety scores to hospitals based on publicly available metrics. Ms. Binder joined the organization in 2008, before which she served as vice president of Franklin Community Health Network in Farmington, Maine, for eight years.

Maureen Bisognano, RN. President and CEO of the Institute for Healthcare Improvement (Cambridge, Mass.). Ms. Bisognano is president and CEO of the Institute for Healthcare Improvement. She previously served as executive vice president and COO of the organization for 15 years. Ms. Bisognano is an elected member of the Institute of Medicine and was appointed to The Commonwealth Fund's Commission on a High Performance Health System.

Doug Bonacum. Vice President of Quality, Safety and Resource Management at Kaiser Permanente (Oakland, Calif.). Mr. Bonacum serves as vice president of quality, safety and resource management at Kaiser Permanente, where he has worked since 1994. In 2006, he received the National Patient Safety Foundation's inaugural Chairman's Medal, which recognizes emerging leadership in patient safety. He served for eight years on active duty in the U.S. Submarine Force, where he was responsible for weapons and ship's safety and nuclear power plant operations.

Richard Boothman, JD. Chief Risk Officer of University of Michigan Health System (Ann Arbor). Mr. Boothman is chief risk officer of University of Michigan Health System. He has participated in the Agency for Healthcare Research and Quality's National Advisory Committee Subcommittee for Patient Safety and Medical Liability Reform. Mr. Boothman is also a member of the board of governors at the National Patient Safety Foundation and the board of directors at the Michigan Hospital Association Patient Safety Organization.

Helga Brake, PharmD, CPHQ. Patient Safety Leader at Northwestern Memorial Hospital (Chicago). Ms. Brake serves as patient safety leader at Northwestern Memorial Hospital. She was named an American Hospital Association-National Patient Safety Foundation Patient Safety Leadership Fellow for 2011 to 2012 for a project on eliminating harm from failures in medication continuity. Ms. Brake is a member of the American Society of Professionals in Patient Safety, a membership program established by the National Patient Safety Foundation.

Darrell A. Campbell Jr., MD. CMO of the University of Michigan Health System (Ann Arbor). Dr. Campbell is CMO of the University of Michigan Health System and Henry King Ransom Professor of Surgery in the department of surgery. He has worked with Blue Cross Blue Shield of Michigan to develop a surgical quality improvement program in 52 Michigan hospitals and has been selected to participate in the National Quality Forum's National Voluntary Consensus Standards for Patient Safety project.

Mark R. Chassin, MD, FACP, MPP, MPH. President of The Joint Commission and the Joint Commission Center for Transforming Healthcare (Oakbrook Terrace, Ill.). Dr. Chassin is president of The Joint Commission and the Joint Commission Center for Transforming Healthcare. He previously served as the Edmond A. Guggenheim Professor of Health Policy and founding chairman of the department of health policy at Mount Sinai School of Medicine and executive vice president for excellence in patient care at Mount Sinai Medical Center in New York City. Dr. Chassin was a member of the Institute of Medicine committee that published the groundbreaking article "To Err is Human: Building a Safer Health System" in 1999.

Carolyn M. Clancy, MD. Outgoing Director of the Agency for Healthcare Research and Quality (Rockville, Md.). Dr. Clancy announced in January that she will step down as director of the Agency for Healthcare Research and Quality after leading the organization for nearly 10 years. As director, she created the first annual report to Congress on healthcare disparities and healthcare quality. Dr. Clancy previously served as director of AHRQ's Center for Outcomes and Effectiveness Research and was awarded the William B. Graham Prize for Health Services Research in 2009.

Michael R. Cohen, RPh, MS, ScD. President of the Institute for Safe Medication Practices (Horsham, Pa.). Dr. Cohen is president of the Institute for Safe Medication Practices and vice chair of the patient safety advisory group for The Joint Commission. He is also editor of the textbook Medication Errors and co-editor of the ISMP "Medication Safety Alert!" publications. He was named a MacArthur Fellow in 2005.

Robert Connors, MD. President of Helen DeVos Children's Hospital (Grand Rapids, Mich.). Dr. Connors, a practicing pediatric surgeon, is president of Helen DeVos Children's Hospital, part of Grand Rapids-based Spectrum Health. Before joining the system in 2005, he established Pediatric Surgeons of West Michigan, a group of pediatric surgeons, in 1990. In 2011, he received the National Patient Safety Foundation Chairman's Award in recognition of his emerging leadership in patient safety.

William A. Conway, MD. Executive Vice President and Chief Quality Officer of Henry Ford Health System and CEO of Henry Ford Medical Group (Detroit). Dr. Conway serves as executive vice president and chief quality officer of Henry Ford Health System as well as CEO of Henry Ford Medical Group, which he joined as a senior staff physician in 1977. He played an integral role in the health system's "No Harm Campaign," which received the 2011 John M. Eisenberg Patient Safety and Quality Award for innovation in patient safety and quality at the local level. Dr. Conway received the Keystone Center Patient Safety and Quality Leadership Award by the Michigan Health and Hospital Association in 2006.

Jeffrey B. Cooper, PhD. Executive Vice President of the Anesthesia Patient Safety Foundation (Indianapolis). In addition to being co-founder and executive vice president of the Anesthesia Patient Safety Foundation, Dr. Cooper is professor of anesthesia at Harvard Medical School and founder and executive director of the Center for Medical Simulation in Boston. Dr. Cooper received the John M. Eisenberg Patient Safety and Quality Award for lifetime achievement in 2003. In 2009, the department of anesthesia, critical care and pain medicine at Massachusetts General Hospital in Boston created the Jeffrey B. Cooper Patient Safety award in his honor.

Ilene Corina. President of PULSE of New York (Wantagh). Ms. Corina is founder and president of PULSE of New York, a patient safety advocacy group. She is a member of the board of governors of the National Patient Safety Foundation and a member of the board of commissioners of The Joint Commission. In 2010 Ms. Corina won the MITSS HOPE award, which recognizes individuals and organizations that demonstrate the mission of Medically Induced Trauma Support Services: "Supporting Healing and Restoring Hope to patients, families and clinicians impacted by adverse medical events."  

Janet M. Corrigan, PhD, MBA. Former President and CEO of the National Quality Forum (Washington, D.C.). Dr. Corrigan was appointed a member of The Lucian Leape Institute at the National Patient Safety Foundation in July 2012 after retiring as president and CEO of the National Quality Forum. She led NQF since 2006, helping expand its standard-setting program for performance measures. Before that role, she served as senior board director at the Institute of Medicine, where she provided leadership in its pivotal 1999 report, "To Err Is Human: Building a Safer Health System."

Charles Denham, MD. Chairman of Texas Medical Institute of Technology (Austin). Dr. Denham is chairman of the Texas Medical Institute of Technology, which he founded to drive adoption of healthcare performance improvement solutions. He is also CEO and founder of HCC Corp., a business development accelerator. In addition, Dr. Denham is editor-in-chief of Journal of Patient Safety and co-founder of the Global Patient Safety Forum.

Jay Deshpande, MD, MPH. Senior Vice President, Chief Quality Officer and Associate Medical Director of Arkansas Children's Hospital (Little Rock). Dr. Deshpande was named senior vice president, chief quality officer and associate medical director of Arkansas Children's Hospital in 2010. He is also a professor of pediatrics and anesthesiology at the University of Arkansas for Medical Sciences. He previously served as pediatric anesthesiologist-in-chief and executive physician of pediatric quality and safety at Monroe Carell Jr. Children's Hospital at Vanderbilt in Nashville, Tenn., and vice chair for pediatric anesthesiology at Vanderbilt University Medical Center department of anesthesiology.

Scott J. Ellner, DO, MPH. Vice Chairman of Surgery and Director of Surgical Quality at Saint Francis Hospital and Medical Center (Hartford, Conn.). Dr. Ellner is vice chairman of surgery and director of surgical quality at Saint Francis Hospital and Medical Center. He also serves as an assistant professor of surgery at the University of Connecticut Medical School. He was an American Hospital Association-National Patient Safety Foundation Patient Safety Leadership Fellow for 2010 to 2011, and researches culture changes in surgical settings to improve patient outcomes. Dr. Ellner is also founder and past chair of the Connecticut Surgical Quality Collaborative, which aims to improve the quality of surgical care.

Tejal K. Gandhi, MD, MPH. Chief Quality and Safety Officer of Partners HealthCare (Boston). Dr. Gandhi, a board-certified internist, is chief quality and safety officer of Partners HealthCare and assistant professor of medicine at Harvard Medical School. In addition, she is chair of Partners HealthCare's High Performance Medicine initiative on patient safety and fellowship director of Harvard Medical School's Fellowship in Patient Safety and Quality. She previously served as executive director of quality and safety at Brigham and Women's Hospital in Boston.

Atul Gawande, MD, MPH. Surgeon at Brigham and Women's Hospital (Boston). Dr. Gawande is a surgeon at Brigham and Women's Hospital, a professor at Harvard Medical School and Harvard School of Public Health and a lead advisor for the World Health Organization's Safe Surgery Saves Lives program. Dr. Gawande has been a staff writer for the New Yorker since 1998, and he has published several influential books on patient safety, including "Complications," "Better" and "The Checklist Manifesto," which revealed the ability of surgical checklists to reduce patient harm.   

Vicki Good, RN, MSN, CENP. Administrative Director of Patient Safety at CoxHealth (Springfield, Mo.). In addition to serving as administrative director of patient safety at CoxHealth, Ms. Good is president-elect of the American Association of Critical-Care Nurses for 2012 to 2013. She previously served in management roles in critical care, patient safety and education at Baylor Health Care System in Dallas and Baylor All Saints Medical Center in Fort Worth, Texas. She is a member of the American Organization of Nurse Executives, the Association for Professionals in Infection Control and Epidemiology and the American Society of Professionals in Patient Safety.

Patricia S. Grant, RN, BSN, MS, CIC. Director of Infection Prevention and Quality at Methodist Hospital for Surgery (Addison, Texas). Ms. Grant is director of infection prevention and quality at Methodist Hospital for Surgery and president of the Association for Professionals in Infection Control and Epidemiology. She has served as an infection preventionist for 20 years in different hospitals and has been actively involved in patient safety organizations. She is a past president of the Texas Society of Infection Control and Prevention and received an APIC Leadership award in 2011.

Linda Groah, RN, MSN, CNOR, CNAA, FAAN. Executive Director and CEO of the Association of periOperative Registered Nurses (Denver). Ms. Groah has served as executive director and CEO of the Association of periOperative Registered Nurses since March 2007. She previously served as COO and nurse executive at Kaiser Foundation Hospital in San Francisco, where she piloted patient safety initiatives such as administration walking rounds and introduced the concept of a "just" culture. Ms. Groah is the immediate past treasurer for the Nursing Organization Alliance and the vice chair of the Nursing Alliance for Quality Care.

Stephen R. Grossbart, PhD. Senior Vice President and Chief Quality Officer of the Center for Patient Safety and Clinical Transformation at Catholic Health Partners (Cincinnati). Dr. Grossbart is senior vice president and chief quality officer of the Center for Patient Safety and Clinical Transformation at Catholic Health Partners. He served on the National Quality Forum's Hospital Measure Workshop that recommended the NQF's initial set of National Voluntary Consensus Standards for Hospital Care, co-chaired the NQF's Consensus Standards Maintenance Committee for Pulmonary Measures and was a member of NQF's Consensus Standards Maintenance Methods Committee. He previously served as director of clinical analytics at Charlotte, N.C.-based Premier.

Leigh S. Hamby, MD, MHA. CMO and Chief Quality Officer of Piedmont Healthcare (Atlanta). Dr. Hamby serves as CMO and chief quality officer of Piedmont Healthcare. He previously served as a Malcolm Baldrige National Quality Award examiner for several years and as director of healthcare quality and evaluation at the Veterans Affairs Atlanta Network. In addition, Dr. Hamby is an associate professor at the Rollins School of Public Health at Emory University in Atlanta, where he teaches quality improvement strategies.

Michael Henderson, MD. Chief Quality Officer of Cleveland Clinic. Dr. Henderson is chief quality officer of Cleveland Clinic and founder and chairman of the system's Quality and Patient Safety Institute. The institute coordinates quality, regulatory and risk management activities across the system. He previously served as chair of the American College of Surgeons National Surgical Quality Improvement Program advisory board.

Brent C. James, MD, MStat. Chief Quality Officer and Executive Director of the Institute for Health Care Delivery Research at Intermountain Healthcare (Salt Lake City). Dr. James serves as chief quality officer and executive director of the Institute for Health Care Delivery Research at Intermountain Healthcare. He has trained more than 3,500 healthcare professionals in clinical management methods through the Intermountain Advanced Training Program in Clinical Practice Improvement. He previously served as assistant professor in the department of biostatistics at the Harvard School of Public Health.

Gary S. Kaplan, MD, FACP, FACMPE, FACPE. Chairman and CEO of Virginia Mason Health System (Seattle). Dr. Kaplan has served as chairman and CEO of Seattle-based Virginia Mason Health System since 2000, during which he led implementation of the Virginia Mason Production System to improve efficiencies, quality and safety. He is also a clinical professor at the University of Washington and has served on the boards of numerous organizations, including the Institute for Healthcare Improvement. Dr. Kaplan won the 2009 John M. Eisenberg Patient Safety and Quality Award.

Edward Kelley, MD, PhD. Coordinator and Head of Strategic Programmes of Patient Safety at the World Health Organization (Geneva, Switzerland). Dr. Kelley is coordinator and head of Strategic Programmes of Patient Safety at the World Health Organization, where he leads a global healthcare safety initiative. He previously served as director of the first U.S. National Healthcare Reports for HHS in the Agency for Healthcare Research and Quality, where he examined healthcare quality and disparities. He was also director of the Health Care Quality Improvement Project of the Organization of Economic Cooperation and Development.

Donald Kennerly, MD, PhD. Vice President and Associate Chief Quality Officer of Baylor Health Care System (Dallas). Dr. Kennerly serves as vice president and associate chief quality safety officer of Baylor Health Care System. He began at Baylor as medical director of the Center for Quality and Care at Baylor University Medical Center at Dallas in 1999 and became Baylor University Medical Center's first patient safety officer in 2002. Dr. Kennerly also helped develop Baylor's Office of Patient Safety.

Lucian Leape, MD. Chairman of the Lucian Leape Institute at the National Patient Safety Foundation (Boston). Dr. Leape is chairman of the eponymous institute at the National Patient Safety Foundation and an adjunct professor of health policy at the Harvard School of Public Health. Dr. Leape is one of the founders of NPSF, the Massachusetts Coalition for the Prevention of Medical Error and the HarĀ¬vard Kennedy School Executive Session on Medical Error. Dr. Leape won the Lifetime Achievement Award from the Institute for Safe Medication Practices in 2001 and the John M. Eisenberg Patient Safety and Quality Award in 2004.

Jennie Mayfield, BSN, MPH, CIC. Clinical Epidemiologist at Barnes-Jewish Hospital (St. Louis). Ms. Mayfield is a clinical epidemiologist at Barnes-Jewish Hospital and president-elect of the Association for Professionals in Infection Control and Epidemiology. She has worked in infection prevention for more than 26 years and has been a member of APIC for 24 years. She won the Advanced Practice Infection Control Professional Award from the Society for Healthcare Epidemiology of America in 2005 and the APIC Hero of Infection Prevention Award in 2007.

Gregg Meyer, MD, MSc. Executive Vice President for Population Health and Chief Clinical Office at Dartmouth-Hitchcock (Lebanon, N.H.). Dr. Meyer became Dartmouth-Hitchcock's first executive vice president for population health and chief clinical officer in May 2012. In this role he oversees clinical operations across the health system. He is also senior associate dean for clinical affairs and the first Paul B. Batalden Chair in Health Care Leadership Improvement at the Audrey and Theodor Geisel School of Medicine at Dartmouth. Dr. Meyer previously served as senior vice president of the Edward P. Lawrence Center for Quality and Safety at Massachusetts General Hospital in Boston.

Julianne M. Morath, RN, MS. Senior Vice President of Patient Safety and Quality at the California Hospital Association and CEO of the California Hospital Quality Institute (Sacramento). Ms. Morath is senior vice president of patient safety and quality at the California Hospital Association and CEO of the California Hospital Quality Institute. She previously served as chief quality and patient safety officer of Vanderbilt University Medical Center in Nashville, Tenn. She was the first recipient of the John M. Eisenberg Patient Safety and Quality Award for individual lifetime achievement in patient safety.

Elizabeth Mort, MD. Vice President of Quality and Safety and Associate CMO of Massachusetts General Hospital (Boston). Dr. Mort, a practicing general internist, serves as vice president of quality and safety of Massachusetts General Hospital and Massachusetts General Physicians Organization, as well as associate CMO of Massachusetts General Hospital. She also holds the position of senior medical director of Partners HealthCare in Boston. Dr. Mort co-chairs the Massachusetts Medical Society's committee on the quality of medical practice.

Jonathan B. Perlin, MD, PhD. President of Clinical and Physician Services and CMO of Hospital Corporation of America (Nashville, Tenn.). Dr. Perlin serves as president of clinical and physician services and CMO of Hospital Corporation of America. He previously served as Under Secretary for Health in the U.S. Department of Veterans Affairs and chief quality and performance officer at the Veterans Health Administration. Dr. Perlin has served on boards of several organizations, including the National Quality Forum. In 2010 he won the National Patient Safety Foundation's Chairman's Medal in recognition of his efforts in improving patient safety.

Diane C. Pinakiewicz, MBA, CPPS. Former President of the National Patient Safety Foundation (Boston). Ms. Pinakiewicz retired as president of the National Patient Safety Foundation in November after leading the organization for nine years. She is a member of the Lucian Leape Institute at NPSF after serving as its president. Ms. Pinakiewicz led NPSF's programmatic expansion, including new accredited continuing education and continuing medical education resources and the creation of the Certification Board for Professionals in Patient Safety.

Peter J. Pronovost, MD, PhD, FCCM. Senior Vice President for Patient Safety and Quality and Director of the Armstrong Institute for Patient Safety and Quality at Johns Hopkins Medicine (Baltimore). Dr. Pronovost, a practicing anesthesiologist and critical care physician, serves as senior vice president for patient safety and quality and director of the Armstrong Institute for Patient Safety and Quality at Johns Hopkins Medicine. Dr. Pronovost led a program in Michigan that used a checklist to dramatically reduce the rate of catheter-related bloodstream infections. Dr. Pronovost won the 2004 John M. Eisenberg Patient Safety and Quality Award for research and was named a MacArthur Fellow in 2008.

Gina Pugliese, RN, MS. Vice President of the Premier Safety Institute (Charlotte, N.C.). Ms. Pugliese is vice president of the Premier Safety Institute, part of the Premier healthcare alliance. She is also editor of the institute's SafetyShare online newsletter and the journal Infection Control and Hospital Epidemiology. She previously served as director of safety for the American Hospital Association for eight years and has participated in many national committees for CMS, the Agency for Healthcare Research and Quality and other organizations.

Regina Robinson, RN, MBA, CMPE, CASC. Director of Peninsula Surgery Center (Newport News, Va.). Ms. Robinson is director of Peninsula Surgery Center, where she leads efforts in continuous improvement. She previously served as a legal nurse consultant. She is a member of the editorial advisory board at SurgiStrategies and has written several articles on infection control.

Michael Rose, MD. Vice President of Surgical Services at McLeod Health (Florence, S.C.). Dr. Rose, a practicing anesthesiologist, serves as vice president of surgical services at McLeod Health and is a member of the McLeod Health board of trustees. In addition, he is chairman of the South Carolina Safe Surgery 2015 leadership team, which helps hospitals implement a surgical safety checklist to prevent errors. Dr. Rose received the 2012 Lewis Blackman Patient Safety Champion Healthcare Executive Award for his role in improving hospitals' safety.

M. Michael Shabot, MD. CMO of Memorial Hermann Healthcare System (Houston). Dr. Shabot is CMO of Memorial Hermann Healthcare System, which received the 2012 John M. Eisenberg Patient Safety and Quality Award for innovation in patient safety and quality at the national level. He previously served as Memorial Hermann's chief quality officer and held several leadership positions at Cedars-Sinai Medical Center in Los Angeles. Dr. Shabot is also chairman of the board of the Memorial Hermann Accountable Care Organization and an adjunct professor at the University of Texas School of Biomedical Informatics.

Rita Shane, PharmD, FASHP, FCSHP. Director of Pharmacy Services at Cedars-Sinai Medical Center (Los Angeles). Dr. Shane is director of pharmacy services at Cedars-Sinai Medical Center and assistant dean of clinical pharmacy services at the University of California, San Francisco School of Pharmacy. In 1983 she developed a clinical pharmacy intervention program to document pharmacists' role in preventing adverse drug events. She received the 2012 Harvey A.K. Whitney Lecture Award in recognition of her commitment to patient safety and her work expanding clinical pharmacy services at Cedars-Sinai.

Susan E. Sheridan, MIM, MBA. Co-Founder and Past President of Consumers Advancing Patient Safety (Chicago). Ms. Sheridan is co-founder and past president of Consumers Advancing Patient Safety as well as Parents of Infants and Children with Kernicterus. She also serves as deputy director of patient engagement at the Patient-Centered Outcomes Research Institute, and led the World Health Organization's Patients for Patient Safety initiative from 2004 to 2011.

John S. Toussaint, MD. CEO of the ThedaCare Center for Healthcare Value (Appleton, Wis.). Dr. Toussaint is CEO of the ThedaCare Center for Healthcare Value and CEO emeritus of ThedaCare. He was a pioneer in using the Toyota Production System and Lean principles to improve healthcare. He was the founding chair of the Wisconsin Collaborative for Healthcare Quality and of the Wisconsin Health Information Organization. He was inducted into the Association of Manufacturing Excellence Hall of Fame in 2012 and was named a lifetime member of the Shingo Academy in 2011.

Robert M. Wachter, MD. Chief of Medical Service and Chief of the Division of Hospital Medicine at UCSF Medical Center (San Francisco). In addition to serving as chief of the medical service and chief of the division of hospital medicine at UCSF Medical Center, Dr. Wachter is professor and associate chairman of the department of medicine at the University of California, San Francisco. He is editor of Agency for Healthcare Research and Quality WebM&M and AHRQ Patient Safety Network. Dr. Wachter coined the term "hospitalist" in a 1996 New England Journal of Medicine article, and is a past president of the Society of Hospital Medicine.

Saul N. Weingart, MD, PhD. Vice President for Quality Improvement and Patient Safety at Dana-Farber Cancer Institute (Boston). Dr. Weingart is vice president for quality improvement and patient safety at Dana-Farber Cancer Institute. He received the 2012 John M. Eisenberg Patient Safety and Quality Award for his commitment to patient safety. He developed one of the earliest medication reconciliation programs and developed curricula for patient safety. In addition, Dr. Weingart is an associate professor of medicine at Harvard Medical School and chair of the board of governors of the National Patient Safety Foundation.

Ronald Wyatt, MD, MHA. Medical Director in the Division of Healthcare Improvement at The Joint Commission (Oakbrook Terrace, Ill.). Dr. Wyatt is medical director in the division of healthcare improvement at The Joint Commission, where he serves as a resource for patient safety information and promotes patient safety and quality improvement. He previously served as director of the Patient Safety Analysis Center at the Department of Defense, where he created the DoD Patient Safety Registries to track and analyze adverse patient safety events.

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