Improvement Fellow. Isn’t that an impressive title. When you’re a fellow you “a member of a learned society” so it goes without saying that you know a lot about your subject matter. Improvement is “the act or process of being improved” or “making things better”. An Improvement Fellow is someone who’s demonstrated he or she has the ability to make things better.
Our very own Stephanie Ashworth has achieved the designation of Improvement Fellow and she has been selected to present at the American Hospital Association Health Forum in San Diego because of her leadership in helping us implement processes that reduce harm and readmissions at our hospital.
Hundreds of applications from 20 states were submitted and the AHA selected the 30 best to share their story and Stephanie was one of the people selected to sit on a group panel and discuss some of the great things we’re doing at GVMH to keep our patients safe.
Stephanie will share our patient safety journey with those in attendance and hospitals from across the country will be interested in learning, and copying, how we’ve been successful in making patient safety a priority at GVMH. Congratulations Stephanie!