Maryland Patient Safety Center

17th Annual Patient Safety Conference

Healing our Healers: Organizational solutions for safety and wellbeing

April 29, 2021


5.0 Credit Hours

What our attendees are saying about the 2020 16th Annual Conference:

In times that we have to alter the way we do things, I was amazed at the outstanding way the MD Patient Safety Conference was performed [virtually]. I loved it! Once again… another Patient Safety Conference under our belts. Truly an inspiration and motivation on protecting our community.” ~ Lisa R.

Thank You to our 2021 Sponsors:

Minogue Award for Patient Safety Innovation Sponsor

Opening Keynote Sponsor

Closing Keynote Sponsor

Lunch Break Sponsor

Breakout Session Sponsors



Gold Sponsors

Friends of the Center

Blue Sponsor

REGISTERED ATTENDEES:  Click HERE for further information on accessing the virtual event

Opening Keynote Address from Rana Awdish, MD,
Director, Pulmonary Hypertension Program, Henry Ford Hospital, and Medical Director, Care Experience, Henry Ford Health System in Detroit, Michigan.

“It is only by giving primacy to the patient narrative, building resilience in healthcare providers, and forming a community that we can hope to reunite the pieces to a cohesive whole, with the power to heal us all.”

2021 Minogue Award Winners

Minogue Award for Patient Safety Innovation
University of Maryland St. Joseph Medical Center
St. Joseph’s Value Delivery System
Submitted by: Karen Campbell, Director- Norton Transformation Office
Distinguished Achievement for Patient Safety Innovation
Adventist Healthcare
Therapeutic Duplication Reduction – Preventing Patient Harm
Submitted by: Emil Sidawy, Medication Safety Officer
Circle of Honor
University of Maryland Medical Center
Creation and Implementation of a COVID Mobility Service
Submitted by: Colleen Hughes Driscoll, Assistant Professor of Pediatrics
University of Maryland Medical Center
Interventional Radiology IVC Filter Procedure: A Reliable Patient Tracking System
Submitted by: Mary Twomley, Project Manager
University of Maryland Charles Regional Medical Center
Mitigating the Effects of COVID: Protect Your Lungs Campaign
Submitted by: Mary Hannah – Manager of Population Health
Meritus Health
Readmission reduction through collaborative transitions of care
Submitted by: Debbie Thompson – Director Outpatient Care Management
Johns Hopkins Medicine
Development and implementation of a patient-centered, multi-faceted medication disposal system
Submitted by: Meghan Swarthout – Division Director, Ambulatory and Care Transitions Pharmacy
Johns Hopkins Home Care Group
Optimizing Remote Patient Monitoring to Safely Monitor the Health of Covid-19 Patients Post Hospital Discharge
Submitted by: Melissa Lantz- Garnish – Remote Patient Monitoring Administrator
Children’s National Medical Center
What Color is your mood ring? Enhancing Safety through Stress Recognition
Submitted by: Heather Montealegre, Performance Improvement Coord. Dept of Transport Medicine
Adventist Healthcare
Telephonic Monitoring of ED and Acute Care Patients exposed to COVID-19 or with known disease to support early identification of progression and symptom management
Submitted by: Kate Strader, Associate Vice President