The American Hospital Association (AHA) and the National Patient Safety Foundation (NPSF) recognized Jennifer Scott Koontz, MD, at the 17th Annual NPSF Patient Safety Congress in Austin, Texas earlier this month. Dr. Koontz was one of three Kansas health care leaders who completed the 2014-15 AHA-NPSF Comprehensive Patient Safety Leadership Fellowship.
The AHA-NPSF Patient Safety Leadership Fellowship program was a year-long intensive learning experience that developed leadership competencies and promoted breakthroughs in safety practices. The fellowship provided health care professionals from across the country an opportunity to integrate innovative strategies into their day-to-day work. Fellows are better prepared to assess how various tools can be deployed and the strategies needed to guide successful implementation.