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For Immediate Release:

May 14, 2012

“Leading the Way in Patient Safety”

2012 LHSC & St. Joseph’s Quality and Patient Safety Summit


(LONDON, Ontario) – London Health Sciences Centre and St. Joseph’s Health Care London presents the 2012 Quality and Patient Safety Summit, Leading the Way in Patient Safety, to stimulate a strong patient safety culture throughout our organizations and beyond. Staff and physicians from healthcare organizations across the region are participating in this annual day of education and knowledge sharing.


              Date:                  Wednesday, May 16, 2012


              Time:                 8:30 a.m. – 4:00 p.m.   


              Location:        London Convention Centre, 300 York St.


Speakers at this year’s event include:

  • Johanna Trimble of the BC Patient Voices Network who will speak on over-medication (known as polypharmacy) and the elderly (8:45 a.m.)
  • Dr. Patrick Croskerry of Dalhousie University who will speak on making decisions that will make patients safer (9:40 a.m.)
  • Dr. David Musson of McMaster University who will speak on team skills training and patient safety (1:15 p.m.)
  • Presentation of the 2012 Bonnie Adamson Quality Award and Sandra Letton Quality Award – Bonnie Adamson, LHSC President and CEO and Dr. Gillian Kernaghan, St. Joseph’s President and CEO to present these awards (1:00 p.m.)
  • Afternoon breakout sessions will feature a variety of interesting speakers/topics
  • Poster exhibit throughout lunch hour highlighting safety initiatives (12 p.m. – 1 p.m.)


We invite members of the media to join us for the sessions and for the award presentations at 1 p.m. as we recognize innovators who are making our hospitals safer each and every day.



For more information:                                                                                                            

Kathy Leblanc                                                                              Kelsi Break

Corporate Communications                                                      Communication and Public Affairs

& Public Relations                                                                      St. Joseph’s Health Care, London

London Health Sciences Centre                                               519-646-6100, ext. 64792

519-685-8500, ext. 74772                                                         kelsi.break@sjhc.london.on.ca