Wednesday, January 21, 2009

Keynote Speaker Videos Now Available!

As promised in a previous post, videos from the MITSS 7th Annual Dinner and Fundraiser are now available. If you weren't able to be there, or if you would like to experience these amazing presentations again, go to the MITSS homepage and click on Margaret Murphy and Paul Levy's pictures.

Margaret Murphy, a Patient Advocate and Member, Patients for Patient Safety of the WHO World Alliance for Patient Safety, pays a loving tribute to her son, Kevin, who died from a series of preventable medical errors. It is a moving, heart wrenching story of one family's tragic experience with a healthcare system that failed them. It concludes on a hopeful note, though, because of one woman's strength, courage, and determination to find some meaning from the death of her son.

Paul Levy, President and CEO of the Beth Israel Deaconess Medical Center in Boston, provides the second keynote address outlining his own institution’s commitment to creating a consistently excellent patient experience. He shares that BIDMC’s Board of Directors recently adopted two audacious goals: (1) by January 1, 2012, to be in the top 2% of hospitals in the country; and, (3) to eliminate all preventable harm by January 1, 2012. Paul speaks candidly, with wisdom and wit, about the BIDMC’s journey thus far in pursuit of these seemingly unreachable goals.

Two amazing people -- two unforgettable presentations!!!

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