Center for Patient Safety
Kathy Wire is the Executive Director of the Center for Patient Safety, an independent non-profit provider of services designed to support patient safety culture improvement. After a short stint as a medical malpractice defense litigator, she moved into early risk management and spent 25 years managing risk, claims, patient safety, and litigation for two major health systems headquartered in St. Louis, MO. She has continued to support healthcare providers on their journeys to safer care, first with her own consulting firm and, since 2012, with CPS. She has been active at the national, state and local level with ASHRM and its affiliates, the American Health Law Association and is an ASHRM Fellow. She was part of the Center for Patient Safety Team that supported the Missouri Hospital Just Culture Collaborative (funded by the National Council of State Boards of Nursing). Since she was trained as an invited participant in the initial certification course from Outcome Enginuity/The Just Culture Company, she has educated providers and helped clients develop their just cultures.
The safety and quality of patient care sits near the top of the list of concerns for all EMS agencies. But how do you perform deep investigations of poor outcomes without creating a blueprint for plaintiff attorneys or punitive regulators? How can you share learnings to help the industry move forward? Participation in a Patient […]