2013 Campaign For Quality Celebrates 12th Anniversary

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Jacqueline Klotzbach
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Release Date: 
Oct 21, 2013

On October 17 and 18, 2013, Faxton St. Luke’s Healthcare’s (FSLH) Campaign For Quality (CFQ) celebrated its 12th anniversary with more than 425 physicians, healthcare workers, students and community members from across New York State in attendance. This popular program held at Hamilton College in Clinton, New York, featured international, national and local experts who presented on current trends in healthcare, quality improvement topics and patient safety initiatives.

"This was our most successful Campaign For Quality to date," said Scott H. Perra, FACHE, president/CEO of FSLH. "First-rate speakers shared up-to-date information that will directly impact the quality of healthcare in our community.”

On Friday, October 18, keynote speaker Marcus Engel, a bestselling author and speaker, shared his story about his hospital experience after being blinded and nearly killed by a drunk driver. Through two years of rehabilitation, more than 300 hours of reconstructive facial surgery and adaptation through a multitude of life changes, Marcus remained committed to his goal of recapturing life.

Throughout the day on Friday, eleven one-hour sessions were offered. Attendees selected their sessions based on their interests. Topics included palliative care, diabetes prevention, cardiac care, building workplace communities, healthcare literacy and Patient Safety Organizations.

CFQ is coordinated by the Keith A. Fenstemacher Center for Continuous Learning (KAFCCL) at FSLH and is sponsored by FSLH, FSLH Medical Staff, Iroquois Healthcare, the Medical Staffs of St. Elizabeth Medical Center and Rome Memorial Hospital, Mohawk Valley Heart Institute, Medical Liability Mutual Insurance Company, ProAct Inc., CDPHP, Sodexo and the American Heart Association’s Go Red For Women.