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Speaker of the Week for Wednesday, September 28: Julie Morath

Posted by on Tuesday, September 27, 2011 in Blog, Our Blog and Digest, Speaker of the Week, Uncategorized, Volume 3.

Julianne Morath has three decades of executive leadership in healthcare and multiple faculty appointments.  Among her awards, Ms. Morath was the inaugural recipient of the John Eisenberg Award for Individual Lifetime Achievement in Patient Safety, awarded through The Joint Commission and National Quality Forum.  She is currently Chief Quality and Patient Safety Officer for Vanderbilt University Medical Center, Director of the Center for Clinical Improvement, and Associate Professor of Clinical Nursing.  She serves on the Board of the National Patient Safety Foundation and the Virginia Mason Medical Center and Health System.  Ms. Morath is a founding member of the Lucian Leape Institute. She is an elected member of the Board of Commissioners for The Joint Commission (TJC) and chairperson of the National Nursing Advisory Committee. She is published in the areas of leadership, quality, and patient safety, and a frequent speaker and consultant within the US and internationally.

Morath’s lecture will focus on the importance of addressing culture in quality improvement initiatives and techniques that have been used to implement culture change.

If you would like to attend this session on the evening of Wednesday, September 28, please e-mail us at vhig@vanderbilt.edufor more details.