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SOLANA BEACH, Calif.; MINNEAPOLIS, Minn.; and PETOSKEY, Mich.--(BW HealthWire)--Oct. 11, 2002--Patient safety award winner Gordon H. Sprenger, MHA--a member of the board of directors of Bridge Medical, a Southern California patient safety company--is one of several safety experts scheduled to advise Partnership Symposium 2002 attendees on how to devise their own "Smart Designs for Patient Safety."

Led by convening partners Premier, Inc., VHA Inc., the Partnership for Patient Safety (p4ps) and VHA Heath Foundation . . . the innovative and highly participatory Symposium convenes this month at the Omni Shoreham Hotel in Washington, D.C. The conference will feature an interactive environment where healthcare leaders can explore the latest programs developed to reduce adverse patient outcomes and improve care.

The meeting opens Oct. 14, with a provocative evening keynote address by Lucian L. Leape, MD, an adjunct professor at the Harvard School of Public Health and one of the world's leading experts on patient safety. Leape will discuss "Who's Responsible for Safety?" and outline a new model for "reciprocal accountability." The Symposium ends Oct. 16 with a closing keynote by Dennis O'Leary, MD, president of the Joint Commission on Accreditation of Healthcare Organization, who will discuss the new JCAHO patient safety goals and examine the business case for patient safety.

'Can I Get Your Advice on My Situation?'

Throughout the day on Oct. 15, several real-world experts will be available for brief consulting sessions on a variety of patient-specific topics. Gordon H. Sprenger--or "Gordy" as he is known to many in the healthcare field--will be the "Symposium Expert" advising attendees on "What does it take to lead on safety issues?" by appointment only. One of two inaugural winners of the "Individual Leadership in Patient Safety Awards," Sprenger was honored by JCAHO and the National Committee for Quality Assurance last year for his saf
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Contact: Carol Somer
csomer@bridgemedical.com
858-314-5538
Bridge Medical, Inc.
10-Oct-2002


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