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October edition of ‘The Relevant University’ to look at patient safety

On Aug. 10 of this year, an incident took place at The University of Toledo Medical Center that rendered a kidney designated for transplant unusable.

Since then, in-depth analysis has taken place to better understand what happened and how to ensure that a similar situation never occurs again.

Now the University is sharing its experience on the latest episode of “The Relevant University,” which will air Tuesday, Oct. 23, at 7 p.m. on AM 760 WJR.

The program will focus on how this incident already has made UTMC better, how understanding how human errors occur has become a critical component of national patient safety initiatives, and how this understanding benefits the next generation of health-care professionals.

Guests include:

• Dr. Lloyd Jacobs, president of The University of Toledo;

• Dr. Joanne Conroy, chief health-care officer from the Association of American Medical Colleges;

• John Nance, author of Charting the Course and Why Hospitals Should Fly; and

• Kevin Sack, a New York Times reporter who has written extensively about political and social issues surrounding transplantation.

The show also can be heard in its entirety at utoledo.edu/therelevantuniversity.

One response to “October edition of ‘The Relevant University’ to look at patient safety”

  1. Ernest Dubrul says:

    UT and President Jacobs can continually push the PR about the UTMC hospital. But until UT decides to have true transparency, the kind advocated by Dr. Marty Makary in his recent book, Unaccountable: What Hospitals Won’t Tell You and How Transparency Can Revolutionize Health Care, it will be nothing but words, words, words. All the “We’re #!” ads in the world can’t hide the fact that anything other than full transparency is a sham.

    Absent the revolutionary yet well-deserved transparency Makary encourages, a transparency the lists success rates and failure rates of all UTMC units AND physicians, I’ll be going elsewhere than UTMC Hospital for any medical needs, and I should not be the only one.