What does an organization do when individual or group behaviors undermine the best attempts to create a safe and reliable environment? You need a plan and the right people, processes and data systems. The Vanderbilt Center for Patient and Professional Advocacy has conducted more than 20 years of research to help medical centers and physician groups make healthcare kinder, safer and more reliable. Our internationally recognized faculty have years of experience in healthcare leadership and professional accountability. CPPA’s leadership training, “Promoting Professionalism” will provide practical tactics for attendees who wish to implement these tools in their own organizations.
Gerald B. Hickson, MD is the Senior Vice President for Quality, Safety and Risk Prevention, and the Joseph C. Ross Chair for Medical Education and Administration at Vanderbilt University School of Medicine. Dr. Hickson received a BS from the University of Georgia, his MD from Tulane University School of Medicine, and completed his pediatric residency and fellowship in General Academic Pediatrics at Vanderbilt Children’s Hospital. Since 1990, Dr. Hickson’s research has focused on why families choose to file suit, why certain physicians attract a disproportionate share of claims and how to identify and intervene with high risk physicians. He is the Past Chair of the National Patient Safety Foundation Board of Directors and has received awards for Excellence in Research and Teaching from the Ambulatory Pediatric Association and the Society for Healthcare Consumer Advocacy’s Award for National Healthcare Patient Advocacy. In 2017, he was appointed to the Institute for Healthcare Improvement Board of Directors.
William O. Cooper, MD, MPHis a practicing physician, researcher, teacher, and administrator. He has led School of Medicine programs, including the Center for Patient and Professional Advocacy, the Master of Public Health Program and the Pediatrics Office for Faculty Development. He is an internationally recognized expert in medication safety in children and has published over 100 scholarly articles to date. Dr. Cooper has been involved with the Vanderbilt PARS® program since 2009 and served first as a messenger and currently as Chair of the Vanderbilt Professionalism Committee. In his role as Vice President for Patient and Professional Advocacy at Vanderbilt University Medical Center, Dr. Cooper oversees the Medical Center’s professional programs and provides leadership and direction for the Center for Patient and Professional Advocacy. Dr. Cooper is the lead author of the 2017 study published in JAMA Surgery which demonstrates the relationship between unsolicited patient complaints and increased risk for postoperative complications.
Charles E. Reiter, III, JD is a partner in Reiter Burns, LLP in Chicago. He has served as Senior Vice-President, General Counsel and Secretary of the Loyola University Health System and the Loyola University Physician Foundation and was Executive Vice-President, General Counsel and Secretary of Palos Health, a community hospital. He has also served as a director and board chair of Captive Insurance Companies underwriting medical risks. Since receiving his Illinois attorney license in 1981, he has concentrated his practice of law in health-related areas including medical staff matters, contracting, compliance, litigation and complex transactions, including developing structures in response to the many challenges posed by health reform. Mr. Reiter is a graduate of Boston University and the University of Miami School of Law. He is admitted to practice in the state and federal (trial bar) courts in Illinois.
Vanderbilt University Medical Center is accredited by the Accreditation Council for Continuing Medical Education to provide continuing medical education for physicians. Vanderbilt University Medical Center designates this live activity for a maximum of 9.5 AMA PRA Category 1 Credit(s)™. Physicians should claim only the credit commensurate with the extent of their participation in the activity.
This continuing nursing education activity was approved by the Tennessee Nurses Association, an accredited approver by the American Nurses Credentialing Center’s Commission on Accreditation. This activity was approved for 9.5 contact hours.
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Payment There are two payment options for our Chicago 2018 Promoting Professionalism Course:
CHECK PAYMENT Please mail to: Vanderbilt University Medical Center Vanderbilt Center for Patient and Professional Advocacy ATTN: Professional Accountability Course 2135 Blakemore Avenue Nashville, TN 37212-3505 Attn: Spencer Zachry Federal Tax ID: 35-2528741
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