Breaking News: Nothing New to Report!

In its May, 2013 issue, Consumer Reports (CR) tells us that “Safety still lags in U.S. hospitals – our ratings show most hospitals need to improve.”  The good news in the article is that more hospitals are reporting their errors (such as hospital acquired infections, readmission & complication rates and overuse of certain procedures). Without […]

Meet Risk Management Consultant Patrick Mendenhall

Recent Interview with Blogger Marguerite Giguere What is your background in aviation? I started flying when I was 16 and got my private license at 19. I majored in Aerospace Engineering at the University of Washington, worked for Boeing in flight testing then went into the navy to fly fighters. I was active duty for […]

What Denzel Washington’s “Flight” can teach us about Patient Safety & CRM

 When my fellow author, Suzanne Gordon, recently suggested that we do an opinion piece or blog post about the movie Flight, my first response was, “I just don’t think there’s anything there that we could effectively relate to the subject of our book” (applications of the aviation safety model to healthcare, that is). Then […]