Chris Power has passion, experience and leadership in safe healthcare
EDMONTON, Dec. 17, 2014 /CNW/ - The Canadian Patient Safety Institute (CPSI) is pleased to announce that Chris Power has been recruited as the new CEO by the Board of Directors.
Recognized across Canada as a respected leader and passionate advocate of patient safety and quality improvement, Chris has been working diligently to create a culture of patient safety for the past eight years in her role as President and CEO of the Capital Health in Nova Scotia.
"In addition to a wealth of experience leading in the Canadian healthcare system, Chris also brings an outstanding level of passion and expertise in patient safety to our organization," says Susan Mumme, Board Chair of CPSI. "On behalf of everyone at CPSI, I'd like to welcome Chris to her role as CEO."
Chris holds significant governance roles including Co-Chair of HealthCareCAN, Chair of the Canadian Partnership Against Cancer, the Canadian Institutes of Health Research Governing Council, and Board Member of Canadian Association for Health Services and Policy Research,
Under Chris's leadership the Canadian Patient Safety Institute will continue to advance the four areas of focus including infection prevention control, medication safety, surgical safety and home care. Chris has significant insight into healthcare from the policy, operational and front line perspective.
Most recently Chris participated as a member of the federal advisory panel on healthcare innovation and through this role has gained even greater insight into the many pan-Canadian organizations that will be beneficial in forming partnerships, leveraging expertise and advancing the goals of CPSI.
"Chris is one of this country's most passionate champions for quality healthcare," says Mumme. "As a leader, she is constantly learning about and looking for ways to apply promising improvement ideas."
"Since its inception, CPSI has worked diligently to assist health care providers, organizations and the public understand the critical urgency to create an environment of patient safety" says Chris Power. "Building upon this excellent work, in partnership with many, we are ready to take the next giant step!"
CPSI and its Board of Directors would like to offer its sincere thanks to outgoing CEO Hugh MacLeod for his outstanding leadership and wish him all the best in his future endeavors.
About Canadian Patient Safety Institute (CPSI)
The Canadian Patient Safety Institute (CPSI) is a not-for-profit organization that exists to raise awareness and facilitate implementation of ideas and best practices to achieve a transformation in patient safety. Funded by Health Canada, CPSI reflects the desire to close the gap between the healthcare we have and the healthcare we deserve. www.patientsafetyinstitute.ca
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SOURCE: Canadian Patient Safety Institute
For further information: For media inquiries, please contact: Canadian Patient Safety Institute, Cecilia Bloxom, Director of Communications, (780) 700-8642 CBloxom@cpsi-icsp.ca