SOURCE: Patient Safety Movement Foundation

Patient Safety Movement Foundation

December 19, 2014 12:53 ET

Win a Fishing Trip With President Jimmy Carter by Committing to ZERO Preventable Patient Deaths by 2020

Top Institutions to Implement Actionable Patient Safety Solutions Are Eligible; Many Will Be Highlighted at the Upcoming Patient Safety, Science & Technology Summit

IRVINE, CA--(Marketwired - Dec 19, 2014) -  Former President Carter is demonstrating his commitment to ZERO Preventable Deaths by 2020 (0X2020) by offering an opportunity to join the former President and First Lady Rosalynn for a private fishing trip at the exclusive Brigadoon Lodge in the North Georgia Mountains.

The top three healthcare institutions that measurably demonstrate the most lives saved through commitments to implementing Actionable Patient Safety Solutions (APSS) by June 2015 will be given two spots each on this exclusive trip.

The trip will take place September 18-19, 2015. To be considered, make your commitment to ZERO today on the Patient Safety Movement Foundation's commitments section. Winners will be announced in July 2015. See complete contest rules.

The Patient Safety Movement Foundation will be featuring new commitments and APSS related to the early detection of sepsis, optimal resuscitation, and provider and patient assertiveness at the third-annual Patient Safety, Science & Technology Summit, Jan. 23-24, at the Hotel Irvine, in Irvine, CA.

Register now by clicking here.

Former President Bill Clinton again will deliver the keynote. Other distinguished speakers include Dr. Richard Carmona, 17th Surgeon General of the United States and Dr. Erin S. DuPree, Chief Medical Officer and Vice President for the Joint Commission Center for Transforming Healthcare, and Joe Kiani, Founder & Chairman of the Patient Safety Movement Foundation and Masimo.

The Patient Safety Movement is connecting people, ideas and technology to confront the large scale problem of more than 200,000 preventable patient deaths in U.S. hospitals each year by providing actionable ideas and innovations that can transform the process of care, dramatically improve patient safety and help eliminate patient preventable deaths. It is doing this one solution, one commitment, one hospital, one act of kindness and love, and one patient at a time. The movement is breaking down silos between hospitals, medical technology companies, patient advocates, patients, the government and all the stakeholders affected in healthcare -- all of us. Together we are pushing toward ZERO preventable deaths by 2020.

About The Patient Safety Movement Foundation
More than 200,000 people die every year in U.S. hospitals in ways that could have been prevented. The Patient Safety Movement Foundation was established through the support of the Masimo Foundation for Ethics, Innovation, and Competition in Healthcare, to reduce that number of preventable deaths to 0 by 2020 (0x2020). Improving patient safety will require a collaborative effort from all stakeholders, including patients, healthcare providers, medical technology companies, government, employers, and private payors. The Patient Safety Movement Foundation works with all stakeholders to address the problems and solutions of patient safety. The Foundation also convenes Patient Safety, Science and Technology summits. The first annual Summit was held in January 2013 and brought together some of our nation's best minds for thought-provoking discussions and new ideas to challenge the status quo. By presenting specific, high-impact recipes to meet patient safety challenges, encouraging medical technology companies to share the data for whom their products are purchased, and asking hospitals to make commitments to implement Actionable Patient Safety Solutions, the Foundation is working toward zero preventable deaths by 2020. Visit www.patientsafetymovement.org.

Contact Information

  • Media Contact:
    Irene Paigah
    The Patient Safety Movement Foundation
    Phone: (858) 859-7001
    E-mail: irene@paigah.com