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TWH Nursing Forum on Caring Safely
Last week Joy Richards, Vice President Patient Experience & Chief Health Professions, and I joined an important conversation on Caring Safely at Toronto Western's Nursing Forum. Attendees were asked to discuss and share what they are doing currently to align with Caring Safely and what challenges they have noticed. This was an excellent opportunity for me to listen and learn from front line nurses who are working together to enhance workplace and patient safety.
Safety Achievement Badges at UHN
When a patient comes to the hospital, their goal is to get better. However, we all know that too often the hospital environment can make our patients sick. That's why we are so committed to continuing down our path of safety transformation – and we are already seeing some amazing results. Last August, the Safety Achievement Badges program was launched to recognize teams achieving impressive milestones in harm prevention. To date, 17 badges have been earned across the organization for the prevention of skin wounds, falls and medication errors. These teams have come up with innovative solutions to unique challenges, proving that zero harm is possible.
Delegation from Tianjin University of Technology
On July 26th, UHN welcomed a delegation from Tianjin University of Technology, in Tianjin, China. The delegation is exploring a possible future partnership in the development of Social Work as a profession. I had the chance to welcome the delegates and share UHN's commitment to supporting social workers, who are important members of the health care team. Our visitors spent the rest of the week meeting with leaders in the organization, teams of social workers throughout UHN, and learning more about our innovative programs and services. Thank you to everyone who took the time to meet with the delegation and provide insights into the important work you do.
Dr. Bogoch's Ask Me Anything on Reddit
Next Monday, August 8th, in his first-ever 'Ask Me Anything' on Reddit, Infectious Disease physician Dr. Isaac Bogoch will be answering questions about the Zika Virus. If you have a Reddit account, please feel free to log on to the Science subreddit and ask away next week. For those of you who don't have Reddit but have questions about Zika, email your questions in to email@example.com and the Public Affairs and Communications team will make sure you get your answers from Dr. Bogoch!