10. University of Vermont Medical Center
University of Vermont Medical Center headquartered in Burlington, Vermont received the PSMF’s 5-star hospital award, for making commitments in alignment with all relevant Actionable Patient Safety Solutions (APSS).
Dr. David Mayer, CEO of the Patient Safety Movement Foundation virtually presented the award to Stephen Leffler, MD, President and Chief Operating Officer, Lori Notowitz, Director of Patient Safety, and Patrick Bender, MD, Vice President, Quality and Operational Effectiveness at UVM Medical Center.
“Keeping our patients safe is the foundation for everything we do,” said Leffler. “It’s also one of the most difficult and complex aspects of our work because it involves every single one of us in so many ways – whether our job is clinical in nature or not.”
“Our staff at every level are strong advocates for their patients, and routinely alert their teammates and leaders when they encounter a situation that could potentially lead to harm,” Bender added. “This is so important, as it allows us to make the necessary changes in the delivery care system before patients are affected.”
You can view the full presentation here: https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=nIdJdnrtInU&t=5s