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A Marathon to Patient Safety

Posted: October 11, 2018 at 10:53 am   /   Articles, Thought Leadership

We’ve said it here before: leading for safety is a marathon, not a sprint! Like all good marathoners, we’re prepared for the long haul and are determined to go the distance. With that in mind, it may not surprise you that it has been a full year since the ACHE, in partnership with the National […]

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Lead for Safety

Posted: August 23, 2018 at 3:04 pm   /   Articles, Thought Leadership

What can you, as a healthcare executive, do to aid your organization’s transformation into a high-reliability organization that delivers safer care and saves lives? Whether you’re a middle manager or a member of the C-suite, there is a role for you in building a culture of safety that leads toward error-free care. In The Safety […]

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Imagine Your Hospital with Zero Errors

Posted: August 2, 2018 at 9:39 am   /   Articles, Thought Leadership

As healthcare leaders, we all want to create and sustain a culture of safety in our organizations. This goal is so crucial and timely that ACHE and the Institute for Healthcare Improvement/National Patient Safety Foundation Lucian Leape Institute are partnering to increase the focus on and commitment to safety. Transforming vision into reality can seem […]

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Why Safety and Quality Depend on Equity–and Vice Versa

Posted: April 11, 2018 at 9:41 pm   /   Articles, Multimedia, Thought Leadership

How can safety and quality care in our healthcare institutions depend upon equity? It has long been true that every patient deserves safe and high-quality care, but today’s diverse population demands that we focus now on eliminating healthcare disparities in our institutions, according to Jack Lynch, FACHE, president and CEO of Main Line Health (MLH), […]

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How To Lead For Safety

Posted: March 7, 2018 at 7:10 pm   /   Articles, Multimedia, Thought Leadership

There is nothing more important for healthcare providers than ensuring the safety of their patients and workforce. And, ACHE is committed to catalyzing healthcare leaders around safety. We contacted three of our nation’s leading safety experts,  Tejal K. Gandhi, MD, CPPS, Chief Clinical and Safety Officer at Institute for Healthcare Improvement and President of its […]

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How Leaders Can Engage & Make Organizations Safer Across the Care Continuum

Posted: March 6, 2018 at 5:10 pm   /   Articles, Multimedia, Thought Leadership

Recently, the National Patient Safety Foundation released its report, “Free from Harm: Accelerating Patient Safety Improvement Fifteen Years After To Err is Human” which offers eight recommendations to lead to patient safety. A decade-and-a-half after the Institute of Medicine initially brought to the public’s attention the issue of medical errors, the NPSF is partnering with […]

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To Implement Change, Healthcare Executives Must First Lead with Intent

Posted: March 5, 2018 at 4:42 pm   /   Articles, Thought Leadership

Leadership is a choice. It takes a purpose-driven, passionate and forward-thinking leader to truly embrace the multi-faceted role of inspiring, guiding and being responsible for ensuring the safety of a healthcare workforce and its patients. In leading by example, he or she is held accountable for implementing a path of improvement, setting new standards while […]

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