Brenda Johnson Honored as Patient Safety Hero
Wednesday, December 19, 2018 10:43 AM
KHA and the K-HIIN group recently recognized Brenda Jones, Risk Manager at Jewish Hospital, as the latest Patient Safety Hero Awardee. Jones was nominated by Erin Stanley, Jewish Hospital Pharmacist, who elaborated on why she truly deserved the award:
"Brenda has exemplified numerous characteristics that qualify her for this award. She consistently goes above and beyond to promote patient safety for this organization. This has most recently been demonstrated through her working with the Human Resources team to provide education to hospital managers and leaders surrounding the Just Culture model, where cases were presented and participants had the opportunity to demonstrate their follow-up, which is often very challenging depending on the error. Next, Brenda has been instrumental in creation of a new initiative surrounding near miss reporting — The Good Catch Reporting World Series — a program that highlights opportunities for improvement in the delivery of patient care and place a positive connotation to reporting and investigating 'near misses.' During the first month of this program, there were almost 200 near misses reported for investigation, all of which Brenda reviewed. Brenda always follows up with error reports in an unassuming manner, is a true role model for patient safety and is a great person who I am privileged to work with in building the Medication Safety Program within our organization. This is why she is my Patient Safety Hero."
Congratulations to Jones and all the Jewish Hospital staff for their quality health care achievements!
Pictured left to right are Melanie Moch and Donna Meador of KHA, Brenda Johnson of Jewish Hospital and Charlie Kendall of KHA.