Our last blog post referred to how busy we've been getting ready for our Annual Dinner. I am happy to report that this year we are doing something different. We will be videotaping the keynote speakers for the purpose of streaming the video from our website. We hope that those who aren’t able to make our dinner will be able to enjoy the important highlights.
Our keynote speakers are both extremely dynamic change agents in Healthcare. Margaret Murphy from Ireland is a member of the WHO, World Alliance for Patient Safety, Patients for Patient Safety Steering Group. Margaret sees patients and families as a seriously under-used resource. Following the death of her son as a result of medical error, she became actively involved, sharing her family’s experience and engaging positively with healthcare systems and professionals. Her story is one of pain, needless suffering and death, and HOPE!
Paul F. Levy was appointed President and Chief Executive Officer of the Beth Israel Deaconess Medical Center in Boston in January 2002. He is the author of numerous articles in a variety of fields and co-author of Negotiating Environmental Agreements (Island Press, 1999). He is author of a blog entitled “Running a Hospital,” and in that regard is one of the very few hospital CEOs to share thoughts publicly about hospitals, medicine, and health care issues.
We will let you know as soon as we have these videos up and running from our site. As always, we will welcome your comments once you’ve had a chance to view.