Rogers celebrates first-ever Patient Safety Awareness Week02/24/22 02:35:pm
Patient Safety Awareness Week is a national education campaign intended to encourage everyone to learn more about healthcare safety. For the first time ever, Rogers is formally recognizing the week, which takes place this year from Sunday, March 13 to Saturday, March 19.
“As the Patient Safety department continues to grow in partnership with Rogers staff and leadership, we would like to take this opportunity to promote the importance of staff wellness and hospital-wide safety,” says Pam Roncone, director, Patient Safety. “In collaboration with various departments, we are excited to host daily themed activities to showcase how collaborative efforts greatly enhance unified safety.”
Please see below for a preview of the week’s events and how you can participate. More details will be communicated prior to the start of Patient Safety Week.
Monday, March 14
In a series of pre-recorded “micro-learnings,” Talent Development will discuss psychological safety, including how Rogers provides it for staff and patients.
Tuesday, March 15
Pam and Andrea Griese, manager of quality, will formally launch Healthcare Heroes. The employee recognition program celebrates staff who go above and beyond in preventing harmful outcomes.
Wednesday, March 16
Environmental Services will host a lunch and learn to educate attendees on emergency preparedness.
Thursday, March 17
Regulatory Compliance will conduct an online seminar on workplace safety regulations and how staff well-being plays a role. The seminar will be offered once in the morning and once in the afternoon.
Friday, March 18
The Patient Safety department will hold sessions focusing on leadership in crisis.
Throughout the week
Sponsored by Data Analytics and Infection Prevention & Control, the Patient Safety team will lead several learning opportunities for inpatient staff, as well as computer-based participation for all Rogers employees. The topics will be on environmental surveillance rounds, room sweeps, ligature risk monitoring, and infection control rounds.
About Patient Safety
Led by Pam, the Patient Safety department was formed in 2017 and is comprised of two behavior management training specialists and 29 patient safety associates. Its mission is to support, encourage, and enhance employee skills for team collaboration, unified safety, and exceptional patient care.
“Patient Safety Awareness Week seemed like the perfect way to recognize those who work diligently to keep our hospitals and those within it safe,” says Sadie Rogalski, a behavior management trainer and employee skills coach. “This week highlights the everyday focus of patient safety associates and recognizes our trusted teams from various departments.”
If you have any questions about Patient Safety, please reach out to Pam at Pam.Roncone@rogersbh.org or 262-646-1017.