The 2022 Leapfrog Annual Meeting titled “Right NOW: The Urgency of Patient Safety,” will focus on the crucial need to address and improve patient safety in America’s health care system TODAY. Hundreds of people are dying every day due to preventable medical errors in hospitals. This is not acceptable and must change right now. We all have a role to play in improving patient safety. Our meeting will bring together stakeholders from all sides of health care – employers, policymakers, hospital and ASC leaders, patient advocates, and other industry partners – to discuss how we can all take immediate action to prioritize patient safety in American health care.
Leah Binder, President & CEO, The Leapfrog Group
8:00am – 11:00am – Deep Dive Sessions
11:30am – 12:30pm – Networking Lunch
12:30pm – 12:45pm – Welcome
12:45pm – 1:30pm – Right Now: The Urgency of Patient Safety
1:30pm – 2:30pm – "Right Now: The Urgency of Patient Safety" Reaction Panel
2:30pm – 3:00pm – Exhibitor Break
3:00pm – 4:00pm – Ten Years of the Leapfrog Hospital Safety Grade: How One State Harnessed the Power of Transparency
4:00pm – 4:45pm – Closing Keynote
4:45pm – Closing Remarks
5:00pm – 6:00pm – Exhibits and Cocktail Reception
6:00pm – 9:00pm – Dinner and Awards Presentation
9:00pm - Champagne Toast and Dessert Reception
Robert E. Andrews, CEO, Health Transformation Alliance (HTA)
G. Rumay Alexander, EdD, RN, FAAN
Ashley Tait-Dinger, MBA
Ashley Tait-Dinger is the Director of Analytics, Alternative Payment Models & Finance for the Florida Alliance for Healthcare Value. She is responsible for the development, implementation, and management of all health care cost and quality data collection, analysis, and dissemination activities for the purchaser strategies, research endeavors, and payment reform initiatives.
Carl Flatley, DDS. MSD
On April 30, 2002, Carl Flatley’s life changed. It was the day his daughter Erin died from septic shock. In 2004, Dr. Flatley founded the Sepsis Alliance and made it his mission that sepsis would become as well known as cancer, diabetes, and other illnesses, and that as few people as possible would get sepsis, let alone die from it.
Rosa Novo is the Administrative Benefits Director of Miami-Dade County Public Schools, Florida, where for 36 years she has been creating strategic health solutions, negotiating, contracting and creation, plus implementation of the District’s Wellness Program “Well Way” for the 4th largest School Board in the nation.
Ketul J. Patel is CEO of Virginia Mason Franciscan Health and President of the Pacific Northwest Division of CommonSpirit Health. He has led the organization to earn more ‘A’ Leapfrog Patient Safety Grades than any system in Washington state, ranking among the best facilities in the nation.
Beth Russell, MSN, RN
Beth Russell is the Executive Director at Knoxville Orthopaedic Surgery Center. Knoxville Orthopaedic Surgery Center received The Leapfrog Group’s Top ASC award in 2021, one of only 13 ASCs in the nation. Beth and her team are proud to be involved with The Leapfrog Group to promote patient safety.
William R. Scharf, MD
William R. Scharf, MD is the Executive Clinical Director of Quality & Safety at AdventHealth. He currently oversees Quality and Patient Safety activities in AdventHealth, a nonprofit faith-based system with 50 hospitals in nine states.
Michelle Block Schreiber, MD
Dr. Schreiber is currently the Deputy Director of the Center for Clinical Standards and Quality at CMS, and the Director of the Quality Measurement and Value-Based Incentives Group. Dr. Schreiber is a general internal medicine physician with over 25 years of health care experience.