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Drive to Zero Harm Leadership Award

Leaders are often a step or two away from the day-to-day clinical work where so much harm is prevented, but establishing and fostering a culture of safety starts with them. The Drive to Zero Harm Leadership Award recognizes and celebrates leaders who strive for Zero Harm at every level of their organization. Award winners have a demonstrated track record of commitment to creating sustainable cultures of safety throughout their healthcare system.

“We are looking for leaders that truly make the goal of zero harm an overarching priority in all that they do,” says Karen Reynolds, Executive Director of Innovation at SCHA. “That means creating and supporting a compelling vision for safety; building trust, showing respect, and promoting inclusion with staff, patients and families. It also means actively participating in opportunities like safety huddles, integrating Just Culture principles and modeling safety mindfulness for clinicians and the entire workforce.”

For a one-page summary of the award, click here.

Past Winners:

2019: Scott Isaacks (Ralph H. Johnson VA Medical Center)

2020: Dr. David Omura (Columbia VA Health Care System)

2021: Annie Trout (Prisma Health Patewood Hospital)

2022: J. Scott Broome (MUSC Health Lancaster Medical Center)