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UH Manoa Nursing and The Queen’s Medical Center presents
Team Intelligence in Action: Enhancing Patient Safety

by Suzanne Gordon
Journalist, Author, Patient Safety Advocate
Co-Editor, The Culture and Politcs of Health Care Work Series

Monday, September 22, 2014
4:30 – 6 p.m.


Presentation followed by discussion and reception.
This event is free to all members of the health care community.

RSVP online by September 17, 2014 to
or email Carlyn Okatomi at with name, title, organization, email address and phone number.

About the Lecture:  Using the concept of Team Intelligence, this lecture and discussion will explore strategies that can enhance patient safety and create a satisfying work environment for the healthcare team.

About the Speaker:  Suzanne Gordon is an award-winning journalist and author who writes about healthcare delivery, health care systems, and patient safety.  Her 17 books include First Do Less Harm: Confronting Inconvenient Problems in Patient Safety and Beyond the Checklist: What Else Healthcare Can Learn from Aviation Safety and Teamwork.  Her latest book, edited with patient safety physicians D. Feldman and M. Leonard is called Collaborating Caring: Stories and Reflections on Teamwork in Healthcare, will be published in the fall of 2014.  Ms. Gordon has lectured all over the world on healthcare issues and has appeared frequently on radio and television.  She is a Visiting Professor at the University of Maryland School of Nursing and Assistant Adjunct Professor at the University of California at San Francisco.

About the Series – UH Manoa Nursing Frances A. Matsuda Chair in Women’s Health: Dr. Frances A. Matsuda Sano established this endowment at UH Manoa Nursing to develop knowledge and research to improve women’s health, especially in the Pacific Basin. This lecture is partly funded by the Frances A. Matsuda Chair in Women’s Health to develop knowledge to enhance patient safety to improve women’s health in Hawaii. Funding supports the Frances A. Matsuda Chair in Women’s Health, held by Dr. Maureen Shannon, PhD, DNM, FNP, and visiting scholars and speakers.

Disability Access:  Persons with disability-related access needs are invited to contact Carlyn Okatomi at 956-0896 or at by September 17, 2014.


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