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My Quality Hero - Healthcare And Hospitals

With Medical Monday's starting next week.  I thought I would take this opportunity to showcase the "Hero's" who work in the medical field.   Enjoy!  

Hamed Saleem Albalawi
He always works hard and supports, follows up and is interested in the small details at our hospital. He was active before and during visits from the Saudi Central Board for Accreditation of Healthcare Institutions (CBAHI), and eventually we received our CBAHI.  —Nasser Mufleh Blbalawi

Alanoud Abdulfattah, patient safety specialist, and Bushra Alhunidi, Magnet Program, King Faisal Specialty Hospital and Research Center, Jeddah, Saudi Arabia
Both are professional and proactive. Both are strong motivators and encourages others to build any patient safety programs and activities. They share new knowledge. Both of them gained my trust and made me believe I can achieve my dream to be an important part in saving lives at my hospital and become a role model to others.  —Najlaa Siddiq

Mohammad Alhaji and Abdullah Alfalah
Because of them, I understand what quality is, why it is important and how we will apply it in our work. I am really thankful for both of them.  —Norah Khalil

Elham Al Idrisy, accreditation officer, King Khaled Eye Specialist Hospital, Riyadh, Saudi Arabia
Elham motivated me to achieve my goals and to improve patient safety through developing my education, experience, skills and attitude.  —Amir Aziz

Mayson Alkubaisi, Dammam Medical Complex, Saudi Arabia
Committed, honest, quality oriented. First brought quality to the Dammam Medical Complex. Her goal was to help the hospital taking the national and international accreditation and she did for the first time in our history.  —Nouf Alharbi

Hamid Al-Maqbali, hospital director Maternity and Children Hospital, Tabuk, Saudi Arabia
A great team leader, he does not diminish his team’s interest and success. He is a hero in the shadows of light and is always fair.  —Omar Halabi

Hamid Salim Al-Muqbali Halbalwei
He was chosen because of his many accomplishments. He has played a major role in the development of the hospital, which had been in the process of being closed and transferred. But it is now a completely different hospital and a good working environment. This has had a positive impact on auditors and employees.  —Sultan Alenazi

Batool Alsaeed, laboratory quality specialist, King Fahad Specialist Hospital, Dammam, Saudi Arabia
Batool is a quality officer in a laboratory that provides a huge service for a specialized hospital. She has studied for her master’s degree in healthcare quality, all while handling her role and tasks at the hospital and being the mother of three children. She made a great effort to make the hospital successful.  —Najla Al Mahbashi

Zainab Ahmed Alsaffar, college of nursing, King Saud University, Saudi Arabia
She has the knowledge about quality and patient safety. She also is committed to working hard to implement patient safety goals, as well as teaching us that quality in not only an action, but also should be a habit.  —Rahmah Alsaffar

Kevin Engholdt, assistant professor healthcare administration, Mayo Clinic, Rochester, MN
Kevin has been a leader, teacher and mentor to many of us here in quality at the Mayo Clinic. He has dedicated himself to drive positive culture change, and he inspires new quality professionals to improve old inefficient processes. He often would set aside personal time to help with stats or tricky metrics. Without his attitude and extensive knowledge base, the quality traction that we all take for granted would not exist. His efforts are above and beyond what is expected, and he is our hero.  —Eric Siebeneck

Abdul Rahman Jazieh, chairman of the department of oncology, King Saud bin Abdulaziz University for Health Sciences, Riyadh, Saudi Arabia
He helped to cultivate the spirit of quality in the department on all levels. His directions and initiatives led to many improvements that affect the parents’ care in positive way. He also spreads quality concepts by sharing manuscripts about his work and is always willing to mentor anyone. In my opinion, his most important achievement is transforming our department to a quality oncology practice initiative-certified department to ensure the highest level of patient care. He also played a crucial role in conducting the international patient safety forum for several years in Saudi Arabia.  —Mohammad Alkaiyat

Fathi Mohamed, quality director/technical deputy, Maternity Hospital Taif Kingdom, Saudi Arabia
He is a leader with vision. He is great source of inspiration to others. He has conducted many improvement projects that have changed the culture of the institution. He’s a team player and he ensures all of us are learning in our journey of quality management.  —Mehar Taj

Suzan Rasheed, operational excellence director, Saudi Minister of Health, Saudi Arabia
Suzan simply transformed the culture of King Fahad Medical City (KFMC), a medical facility in Riyadh, Saudi Arabia, to a quality-driven culture in which quality is embedded into daily organization-wide agendas, strategy and decision making. She is a role model that simply motivated all employees to be part of KFMC quality program and participate as a quality champions in their departments. With this created momentum, and we were able to achieve multiple quality and safety-focused accreditation programs for healthcare in such a short time. I left KFMC three years ago, but still can’t forget the healthy and quality felt environment she did create.  —Hadi Irjan

Myra F. Robles, total quality management nurse, Hail, Saudi Arabia
She made all things possible. If not for her, I may not be able to convince myself to handle quality management in my workplace. She is a big help and inspiration to all of my endeavors. Kudos, colleague!  —Alma Ducay

Ayat Shewita, quality specialist, Health Way Medical Center Bani, Abu Dhabi, United Arab Emirates
Because she believes that all healthcare staff should know that policy and procedures is the generator for the safety and high quality for patient services. Following policy and procedures on a daily basis enhances the quality of healthcare services and decreases the risk of failure in providing the high quality of care. Healthcare staff members must know that if they are following the policy and procedures on a daily basis in normal situations, and if they trained effectively on implementing these procedures, if any crises occur, the healthcare staff will handle the situation effectively and reduce the risk of disaster. Continuous professional training for the healthcare staff is the key for implementing the policy and reduced the harms for the staff and patients.  —Ahmed Kareem

Tom Snyder, Oregon region quality management and medical staff services director,  Providence Health and Services, Renton, WA
Tom has and continues to make a positive influence on the healthcare in the United States. He has been a Baldrige national examiner for four years and is the Oregon regional quality director for medical staff services and quality management, which is the largest private employer and health delivery. Oregon has been always been one of the national leaders in health delivery and quality. Previously, Tom was the director of inpatient quality with Banner Health, which has 50,000 employees and 28 hospitals. Tom has published extensively and is a registered nurse, an MBA holder and is a fellow of the American College of Healthcare Executives. Continually committed to community excellence, Tom volunteers as a certified yoga instructor and has taught yoga to at-risk first through sixth graders.  —Roslyn Lloyd

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