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January 23, 2013

Clark Memorial CEO to speak at National Press Club

JEFFERSONVILLE —  President and CEO of Clark Memorial Hospital Martin Padgett will represent the Indiana Hospital Association/Coalition for Care during the American Hospital Association’s presentation at the National Press Club as part of a panel discussion on National Patient Safety in Washington, D.C. from 2 to 3 p.m. today, Thursday, Jan. 24.

The intent of the event is to highlight the recent success of hospitals nationally that are showing significant improvement in quality and patient safety outcomes and cost savings, according to a release from Clark Memorial Hospital. Padgett was asked to specifically highlight the results related to reductions in the areas of ventilator-associated pneumonias (VAP) and early-elective deliveries.

Padgett, representing Clark Memorial, is one of only two hospitals invited to participate on the panel. The other hospital is located in Arizona.

The panel will be broadcast live via webcast. To sign up, visit www.visualwebcaster.com/ahaquality.

Also participating on the panel is:

• Maulik Joshi, DrPH, Senior Vice President, AHA and President, Health Research & Educational Trust

• Carolyn Clancy, MD, Director, Agency for Healthcare Research and Quality

• Jonathan B. Perlin, MD, President, Clinical & Physician Services and Chief Medical Officer, Hospital Corporation of America

• LeeAnn Swanson, Vice President, Education and Quality Services, Arizona Hospital Association

• Harry Alberti, MD, CMO/Vice President, Medical Affairs Verde Valley Medical Center

(Cottonwood, Ariz.)

• Betsy Lee, Director, Indiana Patient Safety Center

For more information on Quality Initiatives at Clark Memorial Hospital and efforts in conjunction with the South Central Patient Safety Coalition with the Indiana Hospital Association, call Clark Memorial Hospital at 812-283-2101.

— News and Tribune

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