Leading the Path to ZERO Preventable Harm with Donna M. Prosser, DNP
Dr. Donna Prosser has been in the healthcare industry for more than 30 years and is currently the Chief Clinical Officer at the Patient Safety Movement Foundation. She spent the first fifteen years of her career at the bedside and transitioned into administration in 2002 after a personal experience that helped her to understand just how fragmented and unsafe patient care can be. This experience ignited a passion to improve healthcare quality and safety that continues to burn to this day.
Prior to joining the Patient Safety Movement Foundation, Dr. Prosser worked as a healthcare consultant, helping organizations across the United States to improve quality and safety, increase patient engagement, and reduce clinician burnout. Before beginning her consulting career, she was responsible for clinical practice improvement across Martin Health System, while also functioning as Site Administrator and Chief Nursing Officer for the system’s largest hospital. She previously focused on improving quality and safety through administrative, education, and clinical roles at both Carteret Health Care and the Washington Hospital Center.
Dr. Prosser is a Fellow in the American College of Healthcare Executives and is board certified as a Nurse Executive by the American Nurses Credentialing Center and as a Patient Advocate by the Patient Advocate Certification Board. She is the recipient of the 2021 Robert L. Wears Patient Safety Leadership Award.
Here in Episode #134, Donna starts our show with a mindset encouraging even the smallest of groups to change the world. Working with the patient safety movement, Donna is on an impressive mission to achieve zero preventable harm by the year 2030. She shares with us her impressive background in nursing, leadership; and the very personal story that set her off on her journey to transform the industry. She highlights opportunities to improve the medical record for patients as a career lesson learned from her past.
Donna shares of focus around human factors as an important tip for all facilitators to grow within. She provides great insights into the work that the Patient Safety Movement is leading, including access to the free virtual sessions for World Patient Safety Day. She gives a career Aha moment that encourages us to speak the language of the teams that we support. Donna connects the dots between problem-solving and the scientific method. Donna tells us why now is the perfect time for a quality and patient safety professionals to shine; and places a call to action for healthcare organizations to embed quality and patient safety in all areas of their organization.
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