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The Role of the Chief Executive Officer in Maximizing Patient Safety

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 The Role of the Chief Executive Officer in Maximizing Patient Safety
CPE Credit

Program Type: Recorded Webinar (Audio, PPT Presentation)
Program Level: Overview
Prerequisites: None
Advanced Preparation: None
Delivery Method: Group Internet-Based
CPE Credits: Two (2) Hours
Fields of Study: Business Management and Organization
Item Number: 14PHC0404
Shipping Weight: 0lbs. 0oz.
Price: $110.00
Program Description

In the context of the Institute of Medicine's estimate of between 100,000-200,000 annual preventable hospital deaths, using actual cases of patient injury, this presentation will demonstrate the role and fiduciary responsibility and the non-delegable accountability of hospital CEO's to ensure compliance with administrative Standards of Care and the consequences thereto.

Using actual cases that have gone to trial, attendees will appreciate the presenter's experience that in 85% of valid claims of patient injury that occur in hospitals, hospital administrative negligence was a contributing factor and an independent cause of action.

Learning Objectives

After completing this webinar, attendees will be able to:

- Articulate an understanding of the ramifications of the CEO's non-delegable accountability for patient safety
- Identify management's responsibilities to assure compliance with hospital policy, procedures and protocols
- List the sources of the student community standards for hospitals
- Differentiate between claims of direct corporate negligence vicarious and claims of vicarious liability or respondeat superior
- Appreciate the implications and ramifications of branding, marketing and business promotion activities as implied warranties to the constituents the hospital serves
- Correlate legal and fiduciary accountability of the CEO and Governing Board to day to day management and hospital operations


Arthur S. Shorr, BS, MBA, FACHE
Mr. Arthur S. Shorr is President and Founder of Shorr Healthcare Consulting, a management consulting firm specializing in providing operational consulting, business, and strategic planning services to Hospitals, Medical Groups, and Physicians. Mr. Shorr also serves as an Expert Witness in matters of Corporate Negligence and Institutional liability involving hospitals, nursing homes, and licensed healthcare facilities.

Mr. Shorr holds an MBA in Health Care Administration from The George Washington University, and a Bachelor of Science degree in Accounting and Economics from Brooklyn College, City University of New York. He is Board Certified in Healthcare Administration, and is a Fellow of the American College of Healthcare Executives.

Mr. Shorr has been active professionally in the healthcare field for over 45+ years on a full-time basis. He has held senior executive positions in major Medical Centers including Senior Vice-President of Administration and Chief Operating Officer Cedars-Sinai Medical Center, Los Angeles, Administrator, Chief Operating Officer, and Acting Interim President and Chief Executive Officer at The Mount Sinai Medical Center, Milwaukee, Wisconsin. He began his career at Hutzel Hospital, a 400-bed teaching hospital component of The Detroit Medical Center.

Mr. Shorr has served on numerous healthcare governing boards, and currently is a Trustee and Board member of The American Hospital Management Corporation and Mad River Community Hospital in Arcata, California. He is the author of numerous peer reviewed articles, is a frequent national lecturer on Health Care Policy, Contemporary Issues in Healthcare Administration, and Hospital Corporate Negligence. At the commission of Westlaw Thomson Reuters, Mr. Shorr or third a textbook entitled: Hospital Corporate Negligence, Legal & Administrative Issues; Westlaw Thomson-Reuters, October 2009.

He is a recurring speaker at national educational seminars sponsored by the American College of Healthcare Executives, the Trial Advocacy College, and the American Association for Justice. He has also consulted and lectured internationally in South Africa, Australia, Canada, China & Israel. His current academic appointment is Executive in Residence & Senior Professorial Lecturer at The George Washington University School of Public Health & Health Services.