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Health Care Leaders Conference to Address Medical Errors, Patient Safety

Aron Ralston of 127 Hours will keynote at Prevention Above All Conference

Published: Thursday, June 30, 2011 - 14:58

(Medline Industries: Mundelein, IL) -- Dr. Carolyn Clancy, director of the Agency for Healthcare Research and Quality (AHRQ); Dr. Mark Chassin, president of the Joint Commission; and Aron Ralston, the focus of the academy award-nominated movie 127 Hours, are among the keynote speakers at Medline’s fourth annual Prevention Above All conference scheduled for Aug. 21–23, 2011, in Chicago at the Palmer House Hilton Hotel.

Hosted by Medline Industries Inc., the conference brings together hospital leaders, including chief medical officers, chief nursing officers, quality leaders, and other senior clinicians from around the country to discuss practical solutions to preventing infections and improving patient safety, quality, and satisfaction.

To register for the conference, view the agenda, and learn more about the forum, visit www.medline.com/paa.

Other scheduled speakers include:

• Victoria Nahum, co-founder and executive director of the Safe Care Campaign
• Sorrel King, author and founder of the Josie King Foundation
• Richard Clarke, president and CEO of the Healthcare Financial Management Association
• James Avery, senior vice president, chief medical officer for Golden Living
• Lee Sacks, executive vice president and chief medical officer of Advocate Health Care
• Dale Bratzler, professor of public health and associate dean in the College of Public Health at the University of Oklahoma Health Sciences Center
• Trent Haywood, senior vice president of clinical performance and chief medical officer for VHA Inc.
• Chris McCarthy, director of the Innovation Learning Network and an innovation specialist with Kaiser Permanente’s Innovation Consultancy
• Jeff Goldsmith, president of Health Futures
• Deborah Adler, prominent health-care package designer


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As the nation’s largest privately held manufacturer and distributor of health care products, Medline Industries manufactures and distributes more than 125,000 products to hospitals, extended care facilities, surgery centers, physician offices, and home care dealers. Medline offers consulting and management services encompassing the supply chain and logistics, utilization and standardization, business tools and enhanced reporting capabilities, and on-staff clinicians. Recently named one of the “100 Best Places to Work in Healthcare,” Medline is headquartered in Mundelein, Illinois.