"Food for Thought"

 

2014-15 Food for Thought Schedule

Date:
October 24: Jeff Dunn - 
Navigating Quality and Safety in  Medicine

November 21: John Bullitt - Earthquakes, Crickets and Tides

Location: Birch Bay Village Inn

Time: Lunch 11:30, $11 each // Lecture noon - 1:00
Reservations required - call the ASC office 288-9500, or email: learn@acadiaseniorcollege.org

Description:

Dr. Jeffrey Dunn to speak on:

Navigating Quality & Safety in  Medicine

 

Date: Friday, October 24, 2014

Location: Birch Bay Village Inn

Time: Lunch 11:30, $11 each // Lecture noon - 1:00
Reservations required - call the ASC office 288-9500, or email: learn@acadiaseniorcollege.org

Description:
Who sets the standards for the quality and safety of our medical care? How do we define “quality and safety,” and how can it be measured?

Acadia Senior College will host Dr. Jeff Dunn, speaking on Navigating Quality and Safety in Medical Care. This talk is a Food For Thought program, held on October 24, 2014 at Birch Bay Village Inn, Hulls Cove.

Historically, health care quality was mostly the domain and concern of individual providers—hospitals, physicians, and nurses. Complexity, and disappointing outcomes have mandated that the focus be moved to a national, system-wide, coordinated approach, teaming all players utilizing nationally acceptable standards.

We will review the systemic and cultural changes moving toward this coordinated approach, what quality and safety means and how we measure it, who the players are and how do they impact or impede quality and safety.

With this as a background, and with the increasing role of the patient as a knowledgeable consumer, we will explore how as consumers and patients, we can effectively navigate this quality maze.

Jeff Dunn is a retired pediatric cardiac surgeon who served as Chief of Pediatric Cardiac Surgery, and Professor of Surgery at Temple University, and St Christopher’s Hospital for Children in Philadelphia. He was also Chief Medical Officer and hospital president at a large multi-hospital university healthcare system on the east coast.

Jeff has had a career-long interest and passion in hospital and healthcare quality and safety. He served as the Senior Medical Director for a 112 hospital Intensive Care Unit quality improvement collaborative, and a surgical operating room quality improvement collaborative.

He and his wife, Linda, have summered Down East for the past 31 years, raising two children. They now spend most of their time on MDI. They enjoy sailing, hiking, birding, and reading in front of the fire. Jeff is a watercolorist.