Duke’s Patient and Family Advisors played a key role recently in naming Duke University Hospital’s new bed tower, currently under construction. The advisors provided one of the final approvals of the new name alongside the health system’s senior leadership. Thank you to all of our advisors for their dedication to improving the patient experience!
While visiting, Dr. Sexton taught a 2-day Train-the-Trainer Workshop on Resilience in Academic Medicine to a packed audience. The course was based on our popular Enhancing Caregiver Resilience course offered quarterly in Durham, NC.
Special thank you to our SingHealth colleagues for hosting Dr. Sexton!
Dr. Kyle Rehder, Medical Director of the Duke Center for Healthcare Safety and Quality and Physician Quality Officer for Duke University Health System, has been named to The Beryl Institute’s Physician Council.
The council’s aim is “to strategically build a network of Physicians who will work collaboratively with the Institute’s Executive Team to develop a strategy for physician leader engagement in the broader patient experience movement as well as inform the efforts of The Beryl Institute”.
A recent Duke Today article, Tips from Scheduling Building Pros, details some fantastic ways to manage a busy schedule as told by some of Duke’s expert calendar managers.
One common thread throughout the article, though, was the importance of ensuring your own well-being. Tips like leaving enough time to get from one meeting to the next or knowing when to say “no more meetings!” are valuable skills for all to heed. Caring for ourselves is a critical first step towards being an effective team member.
This April, the Duke Center for Healthcare Safety and Quality was proud to host the 17th annual Teaching and Leading EBM: A Workshop for Educators and Champions of Evidence-Based Medicine . Seventy participants and nearly twenty faculty members from around North and South America spent four days on the Duke Medical Campus. Workshop participants not only learned about the latest research in the field, but they also gained skills in teaching evidence-based practices.
Duke Regional Hospital has been awarded a 5-star rating by the Centers for Medicare & Medicaid Services (CMS), making it one of only 7 hospitals in the state of North Carolina and the only hospital in the NC Triangle area to receive this prestigious designation. The rating is based on a series of self-reported quality measures, including metrics like patient experience and timeliness of care.
Dr. Bryan Sexton’s work with the Duke Center for Healthcare Safety and Quality has been highlighted in a series of articles in the Duke University Health System’s Leadership Café (Duke ID required).
In the first article, we are reminded of Duke’s commitment to the well-being of its workforce. Duke provides many resources to help enhance the resilience of its faculty and staff, including the Enhancing Caregiver Resilience course, taught at the Center by Dr. Sexton, and the upcoming well-being toolkit. The toolkit is being developed by several groups at Duke, including the Center, Healthy Duke, and the DUHS Patient Safety and Clinical Quality office.
The second article is leadership spotlight on Dr. Sexton, highlighting his journey from researching flight safety in Switzerland to becoming director of the Duke Center for Healthcare Safety and Quality. A leading expert on healthcare worker burnout and resilience, Dr. Sexton has been with the Center since 2009.
A new article from American Hospital Association highlights some of the many successes at Duke Raleigh.
In particular, AHA talks about how Duke Raleigh combined the TeamSTEPPS teamwork training curriculum with tools and strategies around resilience and well-being (both taught here at the Center) to create a positive, highly connected workplace.