Spring Quality Symposium

Creating a Culture of Safety

Friday, April 20, 2018

Baptist Memorial Hospital-Memphis
Dr. H. Edward Garrett, Sr. Auditorium
6027 Walnut Grove Road
Memphis, TN 38120

Learning Objectives

After participating in this educational activity, participants should be able to:

  • Recognize current and ongoing evidence-based practices and improvement methodologies that are successfully impacting quality of care in the Baptist community of patients.
  • Explain Baptist principles and how our response to events impacts culture and patient safety.
  • Describe behaviors that undermine a culture of safety.
  • Implement sustainable system-based quality improvement initiatives which strive to ensure safe, reliable care.
  • Encourage error reporting to promote the highest quality of care.
  • Implement new strategies for analyzing and reporting serious safety events.
  • Describe how payment reform will impact delivery of care.
  • Implement a process improvement plan to assess inefficiencies using scientific thinking and Baptist Clinical Management System principles.

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Target Audience

Primary care physicians, specialty physicians, physician assistants, nurse practitioners, registered nurses, case management, quality, and hospital administration.


Anthony Burdick
System Director, Pastoral Care
Baptist Memorial Health Care Corporation

Henry Sullivant, MD
Chief Medical Officer
Baptist Memorial Health Care Corporation

Gerald B. Hickson, MD
Senior Vice President for Quality, Safety and Risk Prevention;
Assistant Vice Chancellor for Health Affairs
Vanderbilt University School of Medicine

Blair Childs
Senior Vice President, Public Affairs
Premier, Inc.

Faculty Disclosure

It is the policy of Baptist Memorial Health Care Corporation (BMHCC) to promote balance, independence, objectivity, and scientific rigor in all educational activities; to require disclosure of relevant financial relationships from individuals engaged in content development or planning of a CME activity; to identify and resolve conflicts of interest related to those relationships; and to make disclosure information available to the audience prior to the CME activity. Presenters are required to disclose discussions of unlabeled/unapproved uses of drugs or devices during their presentations.

Continuing Education Credit

CME Accreditation & Credit

Baptist Memorial Health Care Corporation (BMHCC) is accredited by the Mississippi State Medical Association to provide continuing medical education for physicians.

Baptist Memorial Health Care Corporation designates this live activity for a maximum of 2.75 AMA PRA Category 1 Credit(s)™. Physicians should claim only the credit commensurate with the extent of their participation in the activity.

Continuing Education Units (IACET)

Baptist Memorial Health Care Corporation is accredited by the International Association for Continuing Education and Training (IACET) and is authorized to issue the IACET Credit. Baptist Memorial Health Care Corporation is authorized by IACET to offer .275 CEUs for this program.

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Please RSVP by Wednesday, April 18, 2018. For more information, please call 901-227-2547 or email CEOD@bmhcc.org.