February 8th 2019 | St. Clair College Centre for the Arts

2019 International Patient Safety Symposium Detroit-Windsor





Communication Partners


8:00 – 9:00

Registration, Networking & Breakfast

9:00 – 9:15

Welcome & Introductions

Karima Bentounsi
CEO, Huron Valley Sinai Hospital and Executive Director of DMC International Services, Detroit Medical Center

Janice Kaffer
President & CEO, Hotel-Dieu Grace Healthcare

Patti France
President, St. Clair College

9:15 – 10:00

Panel – International Healthcare Region

Sharing resources, understanding and research to advance our position as an International hub for healthcare innovation; that attracts, trains, and keeps the best professionals.

Key issues. Key Programs. Key benefits.

Leonardo Lozada M.D.
Chief Medical Officer, Detroit Receiving,
Harper University and Hutzel Women's Hospitals,
Detroit Medical Center

Janice Kaffer
President & CEO, Hotel-Dieu Grace Healthcare

Ken Blanchette
Associate VP Academic, St. Clair College

10:00 – 10:45

Keynote Speaker

Ken Daniels
President of Jamie Daniels Foundation

One Life Lost to Addiction is one Life too Many Together, we can shed Light on Addiction Care Supporting individuals and families who are struggling with addiction by providing the education, resources, professional guidance and financial support they need to make recovery possible. Ken is educating families and uniting communities in combating drug addiction.

10:45 – 11:15

Break & Exhibits

11:15 - 12:00


Janice Kaffer
President & CEO, Hotel Dieu Grace Healthcare

Key issues for integrated wellness programs upcoming practitioners and healthcare professionals

Claudia den Boer
CEO, Canadian Mental Health Association

“Guarding Minds at Work” - The overall health of a workplace includes both the physical and psychological well-being of its workers. By treating mental health and its psychological component equally with the physical environment, a workplace can support their workers' overall well-being.

12:00 – 1:30

Lunch with Key Speaker Denise Bertin-Epp,
President & CEO, Urban Recovery NYC

Safety in the healthcare setting for patients and care providers dealing with substance related intake and care that creates sustainable outcomes. Creating models that support health and recovery in an urban setting.

1:30 - 2:30

Session - Safety & children in the healthcare & hospital setting

Elaine Whitmore
CEO, John McGivney Children's Centre

Rudolph P. Valentini, M.D.
Group Chief Medical Officer: Michigan and Illinois Markets,
Chief Medical Officer: Children's Hospital of Michigan,
Pediatric Nephrology, Children's Hospital of Michigan,
Professor of Pediatrics, Wayne State University School of Medicine - “Safety II in Pediatrics”

Larry Burns
CEO, Children's Hospital of Michigan Foundation

2:30 - 2:45

Break and Exhibit Review

2:45 - 3:30

Session - Safety considerations for the delivery of care for an aging population

Maureen Mahan
Education Development, Casey House

Lynn Calder
Assisted Living Southwestern Ontario,
“Neighbourhoods of Care”

Carolyn Ferrer, MOT, OTRL, CPAM
Senior Occupational Therapist, Rehabilitation Institute of Michigan, Detroit Medical Center "Safety in the Home with an Aging Population and Disabled Individuals”

3:30 - 4:15

Session - Safety's effects on key issues in the education of upcoming practitioners & clinical staff

Linda Watson
St. Clair College, Chair, School of Nursing

Colleen Frey
Director, Quality & Patient Safety, Detroit Receiving, Harper and Hutzel Women's Hospitals, Detroit Medical Center - “Clinical Decision Support & the Importance of Education”

Alison Murray
Director, Quality, Health Information Management & Technology & Kathy Quinlan, Manager, Quality & Clinical Projects, Hotel-Dieu Grace Healthcare
“The Voice of the Patient - Improving the Journey”


Closing Remarks

Maintenance of Certification

Attendance at this program entitles certified Canadian College of Health Leaders members (CHE / Fellow) to 3 Category II credits towards their maintenance of certification requirement.

Maintien de la Certification

Une participation à cette réunion par un membre certifié du Collège canadien des leaders en santé (CHE / Fellow) vaut 3 crédits de la catégorie II du MDC à l'égard de l'exigence du maintien de la certification à laquelle ceux-ci sont soumis.


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