HHS Conference Call on the Partnership for Patients

Jul 7, 2011

Please join HHS Secretary Kathleen Sebelius and CMS Administrator Dr. Donald Berwick for a conference call on Friday, July 8, at 12pm ET to celebrate the initial phase of the Partnership for Patients and offer recognition and thanks to the nearly 4,500 organizations — including over 2,000 hospitals — that have officially committed to improving patient safety by joining the initiative.

Secretary Sebelius will highlight the early successes from the Partnership for Patients, such as the 100 percent participation by Iowa hospitals in this important effort.  Dr. Don Berwick, joined by his Senior Advisor, Joe McCannon, will discuss ways all of us can get started today on the challenging but important work of making care safer and less costly.

WHAT:  Conference Call with Secretary Sebelius and CMS Administrator Dr. Donald Berwick to celebrate the 4,500 partners, including over 2,000 hospitals, who have joined the Partnership for Patients and to discuss ways we can get started on this important work together.

WHEN: Friday, July 8, 12pm ET/9am PT                                        

CALL INFO:  888-790-2046; PASSCODE: Healthcare
Note: If you are unable to attend Friday’s conference call, you can listen to a recording of the call beginning one hour after the call ends and lasting for three days.  You can listen the replay by calling 866-469-7083.  No passcode is necessary.    

Do you have early patient safety or care transitions success stories to be highlighted on this call? Send early success stories to partnershipforpatients@hhs.gov.  The Secretary will highlight several of these stories on Friday’s call.

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