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Mission Possible
9/24/2014 8:10 PM | Vieve Paisley, MD
Target Zero at Children’s Colorado: Eliminating Preventable Harm
3/17/2014 9:04 PM | Vieve Paisley, MD
Leadership
7/2/2013 9:07 AM | Vieve Paisley, MD
Leadership and Pre-Occupation With Failure
3/1/2013 2:57 PM | Vieve Paisley, MD

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Mission Possible

Authors: Dr. Anne Lyren and Joyce Deptola, RN

At our hospital, we take very seriously the principle of high reliability organizations that emphasizes a focus on failures and shortcomings. These efforts are ongoing as we have yet to create a perfectly safe experience for every child who enters into our care. However, as summer ends and we begin our plans for 2015 in earnest, we pause to consider the accomplishments of our quality and safety program and the factors that have contributed to our success over the last few years. [...]

Target Zero at Children’s Colorado: Eliminating Preventable Harm

Author: Dr. Daniel Hyman

Our senior management team and Board members routinely describe the Children’s Hospital Colorado Target Zero program as being among the most successful in the 100+ years of our long and proud history. I would describe it as the most rewarding professional opportunity I have had in my career. I appreciate the opportunity to share some of this program’s highlights and key messages and would be happy to provide more information to anyone who is interested. [...]

Leadership

Author: Dr. Derek Wheeler 

Leadership is a word you hear about a lot these days.  There are over 94,000 books on leadership available for purchase on Amazon.com.  As of June 27, 2013, a PubMed search using the key word leadership generated over 36,000 articles relevant to healthcare.  Given all of this attention, I think it is safe to assume that leadership is an important topic!  However, is it safe to assume that leadership is important to building a high reliability organization? [...]

Leadership and Pre-Occupation With Failure

Author: Jim Conway 

The CMO of a rural community healthcare system was pleased after kicking off a patient safety meeting with more than 100 front-line clinical, administrative and support staff.  The organization had shown a dramatic decline in serious adverse events and now the numbers for most months were very small.  The chart showing the downward trend was striking.  He was therefore stunned with the first comment from staff: “If that’s what you think then it is clear you don’t have any idea of what goes on in my unit every day.” [...]