Business Wire

Patient Safety Movement Foundation Announces Winners of Lewis Blackman Leadership Award

Share

The Patient Safety Movement Foundation (PSMF), a global non-profit committed to achieving zero preventable patient harm and death across the globe by 2030, honored Oscar San Roman Orozco and Nicholas Stark with this inaugural year’s Lewis Blackman Leadership Award. The Lewis Blackman Leadership Award was established in 2020 to recognize active students or residents pursuing a career in healthcare who demonstrate exemplary leadership skills in patient safety that contribute to PSMF’s vision of eliminating preventable medical harm.

This press release features multimedia. View the full release here: https://www.businesswire.com/news/home/20210331005214/en/

Patient Safety Movement Foundation CEO David B. Mayer (top right) and Helen Haskell (bottom left) present Nicholas Stark (top left) and Oscar San Roman Orozco (bottom right) with the inaugural Lewis Blackman Leadership Award. (Photo: Business Wire)

Patient Safety Movement Foundation CEO David B. Mayer (top right) and Helen Haskell (bottom left) present Nicholas Stark (top left) and Oscar San Roman Orozco (bottom right) with the inaugural Lewis Blackman Leadership Award. (Photo: Business Wire)

The Patient Safety Movement Foundation launched the Lewis Blackman Leadership Award in honor and recognition of the 20th anniversary of Lewis Blackman’s death. Blackman died on November 6, 2000, at the age of 15, as a result of preventable medical harm in a healthcare setting with a poor culture of safety and inadequate training. Before his death, he was an outstanding student and his mother, Helen Haskell, has become an advocate for improving patient safety, especially through education. The award was created to recognize future leaders and encourage them to pursue a career in healthcare grounded in patient safety.

“Eliminating medical harm and errors requires a commitment from everyone,” said Haskell. “While nothing can bring Lewis back, I am committed to sharing his story and encouraged by these individuals and their efforts to eliminate preventable medical error and help ensure no one has to lose a loved one as a result of unsafe care.”

This year’s recipients included:

  • Oscar San Roman Orozco, a master’s student studying global public health at New York University, has been the leader and operational coordinator for the promotion of pulse oximetry and for the standardization and homologation of pulse oximetry in all newborn babies in the State of Querétaro, Mexico. He has been integral in the expansion of this initiative across five other states of the Mexican Republic. With the measures Orozco implemented, two hospitals from the state of Querétaro have been able to improve newborn care and decrease the risk of death due to critical congenital heart disease by more than 25 percent.
  • Nicholas Stark, MD, MBA, has been an advocate for patient safety since studying medicine at Georgetown University School of Medicine in 2013. As a current resident, he has led several teams to develop digital tools that improve his hospital’s emergency department’s culture of safety through access to critical information, including a clinical information hub. He also leads several department-based and hospital-wide improvement initiatives, including a pediatric insulin safety project and an elderly delirium-reduction campaign. In addition, Stark has been actively involved in his hospital’s Patient & Family Advisory Council.

“Our movement requires a collective effort to achieve patient safety across the globe and we are impressed by the leadership displayed by these two remarkable young individuals who have the potential to become strong future leaders and promote safe care at their respective institutions and beyond,” said David B. Mayer, MD, CEO of Patient Safety Movement Foundation.

To learn more about the award, visit: https://patientsafetymovement.org/lewis-blackman-leadership-award/. To watch this year’s award presentation, visit our YouTube channel.

About the Patient Safety Movement Foundation: Each year, more than 200,000 people die unnecessarily in U.S. hospitals, with more than three million deaths globally, as a result of unsafe care. The Patient Safety Movement Foundation (PSMF) is a global non-profit with a vision to eliminate preventable patient harm and death across the globe by 2030. PSMF unites patients, advocates, healthcare providers, medical technology companies, government, employers and private payers in support of this cause. From its Actionable Patient Safety Solutions and industry Open Data Pledge to its World Patient Safety, Science & Technology Summit and more, PSMF won’t stop fighting until it achieves zero preventable patient harm and death. For more information, please visit patientsafetymovement.org, and follow PSMF on LinkedIn, Twitter, Instagram and Facebook.

Contact information

Leslie Licano, Beyond Fifteen Communications, Inc.
psmf@beyondfifteen.com | (949) 733-8679 ext.101

About Business Wire

Business Wire
Business Wire



Subscribe to releases from Business Wire

Subscribe to all the latest releases from Business Wire by registering your e-mail address below. You can unsubscribe at any time.

Latest releases from Business Wire

BridgeTower Capital Launches Security Token Pre-Offering and Announces Global Expansion With Key Partners15.4.2021 18:00:00 CEST | Press release

BridgeTower Capital, a tokenized global private equity firm, has launched a private Security Token Pre-Offering (STO) culminating 12 months of work to purposefully assemble a team of world-class partners to participate in the blockchain infrastructure and services marketplace in the rapidly growing world of decentralized finance (DeFi). BridgeTower also announced it has formed a Zurich-based entity to further expand its current offering of blockchain infrastructure products and services. BridgeTower launched its Private -STO campaign earlier this week, which provides an opportunity for accredited investors to purchase shares in the company in the form of a digital security. BridgeTower has received active participation already and is seeking to raise $200 million in this initial raise. “We are seeing a global confluence of public and private digital finance markets being fueled by the adoption of blockchain technologies. This is creating unique opportunities for those who can assemble

Cryptology Asset Group p.l.c. successfully completes a share capital increase and sale of treasury shares and reviews options for financing further growth15.4.2021 16:49:00 CEST | Press release

Cryptology Asset Group p.l.c. (ISIN: MT0001770107; Ticker: CAP), a leading European investment company for blockchain- and crypto-related business models, has successfully completed its cash capital increase by issuing 128,375 new shares and the additional sale of the entire amount of 31,625 treasury shares to institutional investors. At a fixed price of EUR 200.00 per share each, the Company will receive total gross proceeds of EUR 32.0 million, which will be used to invest in new portfolio companies from the Cryptology pipeline. The Company is also exploring the possible acquisition of crypto assets, such as Bitcoin, as part of its treasury management strategy. To finance further growth, Cryptology is also currently reviewing various options to raise additional capital, such as through the issuance of a convertible or a straight bond. ICF BANK AG has been commissioned to conduct a market review. Management will make the final financing decision based on investor feedback and the prev

Cryptology Asset Group p.l.c. resolves a cash capital increase and sale of treasury shares15.4.2021 16:45:00 CEST | Press release

The Board of Directors of Cryptology Asset Group p.l.c. (ISIN: MT0001770107; Ticker: CAP) today resolved to increase the share capital of the Company by 128,375 new shares and to sell 31,625 treasury shares which is the entire position Cryptology holds of own shares after the buyback done over the last months. Shareholders' subscription rights to the new shares and the treasury shares are excluded. The Company has entered into binding subscription agreements for the entire amount of in total 160,000 shares with several institutional investors. Closing of the transaction is expected for end of April 2021. The capital increase will be carried out in cash contributions and by partially utilizing the existing authorized capital. The share capital of the Company is to be increased from EUR 2,732,500 to EUR 2,860,875 by issuing 128,375 new bearer shares of the Company ("New Shares"). The New Shares will be issued with a pro rata amount of capital stock of EUR 1.00 per share and with full div

A Digital Transformation: Mary Kay Inc. Launches Immersive Virtual Experience Platform Suite 13 TM15.4.2021 15:03:00 CEST | Press release

Global beauty brand Mary Kay Inc. and its Mary Kay Global Design Studio present Suite 13TM, an innovative virtual beauty experience that leverages the use of virtual reality to digitize Mary Kay's first virtual pop-up showroom. Designed with the latest virtual reality technology, the new Suite 13TM offers Mary Kay Independent Beauty Consultants and their customers a 360-degree, 3D beauty experience where users can virtually browse the beauty brand’s portfolio of skin care as well as explore the company and its founder Mary Kay Ash’s history. This press release features multimedia. View the full release here: https://www.businesswire.com/news/home/20210415005306/en/ The new Suite 13™ offers Mary Kay Independent Beauty Consultants and their customers a 360-degree, 3D beauty experience. (Photo: Mary Kay Inc.) The new Suite 13TM invites users to tour through virtual “rooms”. Upon entering the “Lobby”, users can learn about the Company’s global legacy. The other virtual rooms include the “P

Conviva Works With ServiceNow to Provide Next Generation Customer Service for Streaming Customers15.4.2021 15:00:00 CEST | Press release

Conviva, the intelligence cloud for streaming media, today announced that its streaming insights data will be integrated with ServiceNow telecom and media industry solutions. This new integration will enable streaming providers to offer more reliable streaming services and personalized customer care experiences to drive user acquisition, reduce operational costs and increase customer lifetime value. This press release features multimedia. View the full release here: https://www.businesswire.com/news/home/20210415005156/en/ Conviva and ServiceNow Provide Next Generation Customer Service For Streaming Customers (Graphic: Business Wire) Conviva’s integration with ServiceNow extends ServiceNow’s offerings within the telecom and media industry and will help streaming customers to automate proactive case creation and ticket generation to identify and diagnose incidents across the entire video delivery supply chain. Adding this additional layer of automation to root cause analysis delivers im

Thales IoT SAFE to Secure Cloud Connectivity for New Internet of Things Services in Canada15.4.2021 15:00:00 CEST | Press release

Thales technology is at the heart of a new Canadian IoT project that is enabling instant, secure and scalable cloud connectivity for SIM/eSIM-enabled IoT. Working alongside TELUS, a leading Canadian wireless network operator, and the Canadian Internet Registration Authority (CIRA), the project’s certification partner, Thales is supplying SIMs and the IoT server, both compliant with the GSMA IoT SAFE specifications. This press release features multimedia. View the full release here: https://www.businesswire.com/news/home/20210415005017/en/ (Photo: Thales) The Thales IoT SAFE service offers an interoperable framework enabling swift deployment of IoT applications. Delivered in a plug & play SaaS mode, it benefits minimal integration effort. It creates a scalable and automatic environment for cloud data security of SIM-equipped devices with a remote management feature. TELUS continues its IoT expansion with devices across Canada, offering enterprises an innovative system that eliminates th

First Patient Enrolled in PROTECT IV Randomized Controlled Trial of Impella15.4.2021 14:03:00 CEST | Press release

Abiomed (NASDAQ:ABMD) announced today that the first patient has been enrolled in PROTECT IV, a large, prospective, multi-center randomized controlled trial (RCT) that is designed to provide the level of clinical evidence needed to achieve a Class I guideline recommendation for Impella in high-risk percutaneous coronary intervention (HRPCI). The first patient was enrolled at Ascension St. John Hospital in Detroit by Dr. Ted Schreiber, chief of cardiology at Ascension St. John Macomb-Oakland Hospital and Dr. Amir Kaki, interventional cardiologist and director of mechanical circulatory support at Ascension St. John Hospital. This press release features multimedia. View the full release here: https://www.businesswire.com/news/home/20210415005234/en/ Impella Clinical Pathway to Class I Guideline (Graphic: Business Wire) The two-arm trial will compare the benefits of HRPCI with Impella versus HRPCI without Impella support. The primary endpoint of the study is the composite of all-cause deat

In our pressroom you can read all our latest releases, find our press contacts, images, documents and other relevant information about us.

Visit our pressroom