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The 4 Characteristics of a Strong Safety Culture

“The 4 Characteristics of a Strong Safety Culture” article, authored by Howard Bergendahl, President, The Bergendahl Institute, LLC, was recently published in Becker’s Hospital Review. Click here to read the full article.    http://www.beckershospitalreview.com/quality/the-4-characteristics-of-a-strong-safety-culture.html

Joint Commission South Carolina Hospital Association

Howard Bergendahl was invited by the Joint Commission Center for Transforming Healthcare and the South Carolina Hospital Association to present “Successful Strategies in Creating a Culture of Safety”, at their Fall 2013 meeting of the South Carolina Safe Care Commitment on October 17 in Columbia, S.C.

Getting Through the Day Event Free

135137870Howard Bergendahl gave a presentation entitled “Getting Through the Day Event Free, The Challenges of Today’s Therapists” at the Penn Medicine Department of Radiation Oncology, 2nd Annual Radiation Therapy Continuing Education Day for Radiation Therapy Professionals – Dec. 2012.

Improving Safety Culture Through Incident Reporting

Howard Bergendahl co-authored 2 presentations at the ASTRO 2012 annual meeting in Boston  http://www.uphs.upenn.edu/news/News_Releases/2012/10/safety/

Screen Shot 2013-06-17 at 6.23.08 PM“Improving Safety Culture Through Incident Reporting” with E. Volz, P.E. Gabriel, A. Maity, and S. M. Hahn from The Perelman School of Medicine at the University of Pennsylvania, Philidelphia, PA  http://www.redjournal.org/article/S0360-3016(12)01207-2/fulltext and a poster session entitled “Lessons from the Nuclear Power Industry: Using Incident Learning to Improve Patient Safety” with Eric Ford PhD, University of Washington http://www.redjournal.org/article/S0360-3016%2812%2903096-9/fulltext