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Regional Networking Meeting Resources Now Available!

Thank you for attending the August Regional Networking Meetings! Please see the link below for access to all of the resources, including presentations, handouts, and breakout-session materials. 


Medication Safety Summit
Thursday, September 17, 2015

9:00 pm-4:00 pm CT

As adverse drug events (ADEs) comprise one-third of all hospital adverse events, CMS has identified medication safety and preventing ADEs as a national priority for immediate intervention and improvement strategies. CMS wil be working with the Hospital Engagement Networks and their hospitals nationwide to make further reductions in ADEs, saving costs, decreasing readmissions, reducing patient harms, and improving patient/family satisfaction. THA's Tennessee Center for Patient Safety, the Tennessee Pharmacists Coalition and the THA CMO Society are working together in this effort.

CEOs and key members of their medication safety team (CMO, CNO, Quality Director, Pharmacy Director, etc...) are invited to attend a Medication Safety Summit at the THA offices in Brentwood on Thursday, September 17, 2015. The keynote speaker will be Brian Isetts, PhD, BCPS, FA PhA, Professor in the Department of Pharmaceutical Care and Health Systems at the University of Minnesota College of Pharmacy. Brian recently completed a sabbatical in Washington, D.C. at the CMS Innovation Center, serving as the federal co-lead in measuring and improving medication safety, and reducing drug-related readmissions, across 4,000 U.S. hospitals and healthy systems in the Partnership for Patients Initiative. Lunch will be provided, and mileage will be reimbursed. Registration is free but required, and it is available at the link below. Please contact Chris Clarke at cclarke@tha.com or Jackie Moreland at jmoreland@tha.com with questions or for more information.


Register Now for the TCPS Leadership Summit

THA's Tennessee Center for Patient Safety (TCPS), the Tennessee Organization of Nurse Executives (TONE), Tennessee Nurses Association (TNA), and Tennessee Association for Healthcare Quality (TAHQ) will host the 2015 Annual Leadership Summit on September 30th in conjuction with THA's Annual Meeting at the Gaylord Opryland Resort and Convention Center in Nashville. The leadership conference will feature keynote speaker Dr. Robert Wachter, and will highlight successful strategies to create a culture for performance excellence and improve patient outcomes.

The Leadership Summit will showcase hospitals across Tennessee that demonstrate and share best practices on fostering an organizational culture for excellence, quality, and patient safety improvement successes, engaging patients and families, navigating transitions of care, and promoting collaboration and teamwork.

The summit is a great opportunity to network and share successful strategies among hospitals as well as recognize and reward staff members' hard work on improving care for patients.

Registration can be found within the brochure below. For any questions, please contact Chris Clarke at cclarke@tha.com.


Online Lactation Education
20 Hours--FREE

The Breastfeeding Training Course is 20 hours of online lactation education covering six topics ranging from Current Trends in Infant Feeding and Prenatal Nutrition and Breastfeeding Education to the Baby-Friendly Hospital InitiativeTo register, contact Jackie Moreland at jmoreland@tha.com or 615-401-7439.





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Quick Links
Tennessee Center for Patient Safety Annual Report
Click HERE to download the 2012 Annual Report 
Click HERE to view past Annual Reports



August 2010 - Blue Cross Gives Patient Safety Center $2.9 Million Grant

The BlueCross BlueShield of Tennessee Health Foundation has announced it will make a $2,991,660 grant to help fund the Tennessee Center for Patient Safety (TCPS) over the next three years, furthering hospital patient safety and quality improvement efforts across Tennessee.  Click here to read the full press release.