Celebrating Health Care Risk Management Week

June 15, 2018

Join us as we show our appreciation and celebrate the work that risk management and patient safety professionals do during Health Care Risk Management Week, June 18-22, 2018. This year’s theme, “Leading Together,” celebrates the leadership that health care risk management professionals provide for their organizations.

Healthcare risk management is a proactive and responsive profession that works to deliver safe and trusted healthcare.  This profession raises awareness about the critical role risk managers and safety professionals play in patient safety and patient care practices, quality assurance, safe work environments and liability. It also promotes solutions to help prevent some of the most common adverse events.

Healthcare risk managers:

  • Identify risks that could lead to serious, preventable safety events and work toward preventing these events from happening.
  • Play an active role in a healthcare organization’s clinical, risk financing, regulatory and business issues.
  • Work to protect the patient and the organization’s reputation.

Healthcare risk managers are the go-to professionals in a crisis:

  • They communicate with patients’ families; interact with physicians and clinical staff; educate medical staff, board members and senior leadership; and help put processes in place to reduce the risk of adverse events.

“We are extremely proud of how our entire staff works every day, along with our Risk Management professionals, to ensure our number one priority of patient safety,” said Kevin Krupp, RN, Risk Management and Patient Safety Specialist. “We recognize the important role each employee plays in promoting a safe environment at Memorial Healthcare. As we celebrate this special week, we applaud everyone’s safety efforts. Thank you!”