|The staff at St. John’s Episcopal Hospital, South Shore, hits one out of the park on Patient Safety Zone Day on Friday, February 11. Displays were set up in the Hospital lobby detailing different aspects of patient safety such as look-alike, sound-alike drugs, proper medical abbreviations, infection control and others, raising awareness of the need to improve safety for patients and staff. Employees played Patient Safety Jeopardy and Hollywood Squares. The event kicked off a Patient Safety campaign for the entire Hospital. Pictured, Nurse educator Stephanie Cappetta, RN, discusses the importance of good communications with Theresa Weis, Medical Affairs.
MaryAnn Hauff, RN-Certified Infection Control (left), Sheldon Gleich, MD, Chief of Infectious Diseases, and Nancy Traver, RN, Infection Control, at their display at the Patient Safety Zone Kick-off.
At the “Home Plate” registration desk were (from left to right): Lynore Dupiton, RN, Assistant Vice President, Patient Care Services; Averie Baynes, Risk Management; Julie Mirkin, RN, Vice President, Patient Care Services and Chief Nursing Officer; and Eric Matza, Vice President, Development.