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Backus Hospital to host patient safety fair

March 1, 2012

NORWICH – The William W. Backus Hospital will host a patient safety fair on Tuesday, March 6 from 7 a.m. to 2 p.m. in honor of National Patient Safety Awareness Week March 4-10.  This event will take place in the hospital’s main lobby conference rooms at 326 Washington Street in Norwich.

The event will highlight all that Backus does to keep patients safe, and also includes a wide array of guest speakers.

The speakers begin at 8 a.m. with a patient’s perspective on safety, followed by a presentation Owen McCusker, a cyber security and safety expert.  Next will be Edgar Martinez, Safety Director/Explosive Safety Officer at the Naval Submarine Base in Groton.  Finally, Setu Vora, MD, Backus Director of Critical Care Services and Physician Director of Performance Improvement, will take about safety in Critical Care.

Staff will also present and discuss patient safety posters.

This program is free and open to the pubic. No registration is required.