Despite the shared desire by the Facilities team to prevent construction related deaths in hospital settings and their counterparts in Development and Construction and Infection Prevention, thousands of brothers, sisters, mothers and fathers succumb to construction related infection deaths each year. This session will show attendees how we bridged these historically large gaps, developed a culture of accountability and transparency, implemented education at critical junctures and created a culture of safety where anyone, regardless of whether they are an internal employee or external contractor, felt safe enough to speak up and report unsafe conditions.
List the reasons a cohesive team including facility management, infection prevention, and development and construction is more effective at creating a culture of safety than departments working independently.
Apply the tool kit to begin a journey to excellence.
Evaluate your facility’s place on this journey.
Discuss methods and processes to enhance communication and collaboration between internal and external partners working to make a safe environment.
Area Director-Facilities Operations,
Banner University Medical Center, Tucson, AZ