Pulse: Cleveland Clinic Receives $10M Gift to Establish First-of-Its-Kind Samson Global Leadership Academy for Healthcare Executives


Cleveland Clinic has received a $10 million gift to launch a unique and comprehensive executive education program that will provide opportunities for emerging leaders from all fields to learn from experienced peers.


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B. Braun Customers Gain Premier Access to Zynx Health Device Network’s Evidence-based, Customizable Drug Library Program

B. Braun Medical Inc. (B. Braun) “smart” pumps (www.smartpumps.bbraunusa.com/news) will become even smarter when customers gain premier access to customized, evidence-based drug libraries provided by the Zynx Health Device Network’s Prime-A-Pump®, a web-based, customizable program for creating and updating drug libraries.

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First, Protect the Patient from Harm

First, Protect the Patient from Harm
Applying Adult Learning Principles to Patient Safety

“First, do no harm.” Today, unlike in the time of Hippocrates, evidence of harm may not become immediately obvious during healthcare interventions. For example, a lapse in attention while inserting a central line may result in a blood stream infection that becomes apparent days later.

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ASQ Healthcare Conference Seeks Presenters

Healthcare organizations from around the globe are invited to share their models of quality improvement at the upcoming 2011 Quality Institute for Healthcare (QIHC) Conference, May 16-18 at the David L. Lawrence Convention Center in Pittsburgh, Pa.

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IPC The Hospitalist Company Partners with UCSF To Create Leadership Program in Hospital Medicine

IPC The Hospitalist Company, Inc., a leading national hospitalist physician group practice company, announced that it has entered into an agreement with the University of California, San Francisco (UCSF) Division of Hospital Medicine and its Center for the Health Professions to develop a leadership training program for dozens of IPC’s key physician managers.

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VA Health System Leaders Recognized by the Partnership for Clear Health Communication at the National Patient Safety Foundation

The Partnership for Clear Health Communication at the National Patient
Safety Foundation announced recipients of the prestigious Pfizer Health
Literacy in Advancing Patient Safety Award. Honored for their work in
developing and implementing a health literacy tool targeted to the
needs of the veteran patient population were Dr. Jolie Haun, from VA
Health Services and the Research Center of Excellence, and Patricia
Donaldson, RN, from Veteran’s Health System, Malcolm Randall VAMC.

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