Peter Weinstock, MD, PhD Awarded by the Institute for Healthcare Improvement and the National Patient Safety Foundation

Posted on September 19, 2017

“Salute to Peter Weinstock, he is the recipient of the inaugural Lucian Leape Institute Medtronic Safety Culture & Technology Innovator Individual Award from the Institute for Healthcare Improvement/National Patient Safety Foundation. This is a very prestigious award that reflects Peter’s widely regarded leadership as the distinguished innovator in pediatric simulation across the globe.”

– Jeff Burns, MD, MPH Chief and Shapiro Chair of Critical Care Medicine; Executive Chair, International Health Services; Director, OPENPediatrics; Senior Associate in Critical Care Medicine; Professor of Anesthesia, Harvard Medical School

 

Peter Weinstock, MD, PhD, was honored with the Safety Culture & Technology Innovator Award by the Institute for Healthcare Improvement and the National Patient Safety
Foundation. He was chosen for his vision and leadership in embedding simulation within the medical fields of Boston Children’s Hospital, where he serves as the Anesthesia Chair in Pediatric Simulation, Director of the Simulator Program, and Senior Associate in critical care medicine. At the Boston Children’s Simulator Program, various simulations are possible with lots of different scenarios and settings, such as an adolescent bedroom, the Operation Room, and many more. This allows students and health professionals to practice their work before the real action begins. In addition, the adolescent bedroom setting allows parents and caregivers to learn how to care for a sick or recovering child at home. Furthermore, the Simulator Program has expanded with a separate simulation engineering department. There, 3D prints of patient anatomy are created for surgical pre-planning and rapid prototyping of novel medical devices.

 

“Peter and his team are committed to weaving medical simulation into the everyday workflow of Boston Children’s culture, making it a cornerstone of our work to be a High Reliability organization,” said Kevin B. Churchwell, MD, EVP of Health Affairs and Chief Operating Officer at Boston Children’s Hospital. “Now, the use of medical simulation goes beyond training and skills development to helping prepare staff to manage adverse events—it’s a significant part of crisis resource management training.”

 

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