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Patient and Family Engagement Workshop
How to Create and Sustain a Patient/Family Advisory Council to Improve Patient Safety
Wednesday, June 15, 2016; 10:00 am-2:30 pm CT at THA

Please join us on Wednesday, June 15th for an in-person, hands-on workshop on How to Create and Sustain a Patient and Family Advisory Council to Improve Patient Safety. This workshop is hosted by the Tennessee Hospital Association and will feature experts from the American Institutes for Research (AIR), the Patient and Family Engagement (PFE) Contractor for the CMS Partnership for Patients 2.0. The workshop will be held at the THA offices in Brentwood, TN from 10:00-2:30 CT.

This workshop will walk attendees through the nuts and bolts of setting up a patient and family advisory council and will cover topics from gaining leadership buy-in and support, the overall structure of a PFAC, and how to recruit, select and train advisors. It will also provide examples of projects that PFACs have worked on to improve the quality and safety of care. This workshop is open to all safety center partner hospitals -- whether you are just starting the journey toward PFE or you have an established council.

Recommended attendees include hospital administrators, patient safety and/or quality leaders, patient experience or patient engagement leaders, or anyone responsible for or interested in PFE within your hospital.


Call for Proposals for the THA Leadership Summit

THA's Tennessee Center for Patient Safety, Tennessee Organization of Nurse Executives, Tennessee Nurses Association, and Tennessee Association for Healthcare Quality are pleased to announce plans for the 11th Annual Leadership Summit, which will be held on October 19, 2016 in conjunction with THA's annual meeting at the Omni Nashville Hotel in downtown Nashville. THA is seeking presentation proposals from hospitals across Tennessee that demonstrate and share best practices on fostering an organizational culture for excellence, demonstrating quality and patient safety improvement successes, engaging patients and families, navigating transitions of care, and promoting collaboration and teamwork. This 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. 

Please share the call for proposals throughout your organization and encourage your staff to apply for either a presentation or poster. All proposals should be submitted using the Microsoft Word submission form below.

Applications are due by July 29, 2016. For more information, contact Chris Clarke at cclarke@tha.com

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