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MAPS PSO Annual Culture of Safety Workshop
Oct. 27-28 | Virtual | Register Today
Mike Hodges, MA, CPP, CHPA, is a proactive security change agent with a focus on workplace violence. Peggy Binzer, JD, is the top leader of the nation’s top association for Patient Safety Organizations (PSOs.)
With decades of combined experience, Hodges and Binzer will bring their vast knowledge to the MAPS PSO Annual Culture of Safety Workshop to strengthen your patient safety efforts.
Day 1 on Oct. 27: “The Role of Patient Safety in Minimizing Workplace Violence Across the Care Continuum”
Hodges will present “Managing Healthcare Safety via Proactive Workplace Violence Strategies.” He is system director of public safety at Piedmont Healthcare in Atlanta, where he led the development of a collaborative workplace violence prevention program that has reduced incidents of workplace violence by over 50%.
Attend this year’s workshop to learn from experts in our field! There is no fee to attend—the program is part of your MAPS membership. Contact us at MAPSHelp@team-iha.org with any questions.
The Midwest Alliance for Patient Safety would like to support your patient safety efforts by providing resources and educational opportunities.  Patient Safety should be at the top of everyone’s list to improve your team and healthcare within your communities. MAPS members are educated on the latest Patient Safety legal cases regarding challenges to adverse event investigations and legal actions against healthcare organizations.

Stay tuned for more patient safety resources.  Remember, MAPS wants to hear from you about your own patient safety challenges.

Our team can schedule a 45-minute webinar with your team to share more about our MAPS PSO Community!
Date: March 3, 2022
Time: 11:00am - 12:30pm Central Time

Healthcare organizations face challenges in protecting Patient Safety Work Product or PSWP. Join the Illinois Health and Hospital Association and Midwest Alliance for Patient Safety PSO for an interactive discussion of best practices with content expert Michael R. Callahan, BA, JD, Senior Counsel, Katten Muchin Rosenman LLP. Learn about Patient Safety Activities such as developing strong Patient Safety Evaluation System (PSES) Policies including peer review and participation by physician groups and in ambulatory facilities. Michael will talk about defining patient safety activities and creating a strong safety culture for reporting adverse events.
Mark your calendar-12-14-21 - MAPS PSO Safe Table – RCA Training

MAPS PSO members will be exposed to a 90-minute safe table with key strategies that will maximize individual RCA efforts. In healthcare’s fast paced, ever changing, complex environment, effective problem solving and decision-making skills are critical to patient safety. This safe table will discuss key elements and approaches that will re-shape thinking to improve operations associated with RCA investigations. Teams will be provided with cases to discuss new methods of thinking and evaluating processes. This event is open exclusively to MAPS PSO member organizations.

The MAPS PSO Annual Culture of Safety Workshop - The Role of Just Cultuer and Patient Safety Across the Care Continuum will take place on October 28 in an interactive virtual format. The 2021 MAPS PSO Culture of Safety Workshop will highlight strategies to boost leadership involvement, enhance communication and maximize PSO operations to achieve a just culture and strengthen patient safety across the care continuum. You’ll hear from a nationally recognized nurse leader, patient and family engagement experts, and Illinois Association for Healthcare Quality (IAHQ) leadership on preventing harm and improving outcomes. This event is open to all healthcare providers.

If you have any questions or concerns, please get in touch with Tammy DeLeonardis.



Midwest Alliance for Patient Safety (MAPS) is closely monitoring the national, Illinois, and local developments concerning the Coronavirus (COVID-19). Your membership to MAPS is important to us. We understand that your staff is on the front lines of caring for your community.  With unprecedented challenges and a “new normal” emerging, our top priority is to provide you with support and resources to stay informed.

The Illinois Health and Hospital Association (IHA) is working daily to determine the best information for our health care community. They have been working with our colleagues at The Illinois Department of Health (IDPH,) the City of Chicago, and numerous statewide representatives.

Resources from IHA: We encourage all of our members to visit IHA’s Updates on COVID-19 web page. This is a comprehensive and up to date listing of web sites, materials and key take-aways. IHA is posting daily updates on the latest news and information.  Feel free to share with your staff. You can call the COVID-19 hotline at 1-800-889-3931 or email DPH.SICK@ILLINOIS.GOV.