Published: 09/04/2013

Evangelical Medical Affairs Doctor Graduates From Comprehensive Patient Safety Leadership Fellowship

J. Lawrence Ginsburg, MD, MMM, FAAFP, recently graduated from the Comprehensive Patient Safety Leadership Program held by the American Hospital Association (AHA) and the National Patient Safety Foundation (NPSF).
 
Dr. Ginsburg, who serves as Vice President of Medical Affairs for Evangelical Community Hospital, took part in the year-long program that provides essential training in patient safety, quality, and performance improvement. By graduating from the program, Ginsburg brings to the Hospital an even greater focus to already implemented patient safety policies and allows him to provide insight on how other healthcare organizations apply safety best practices with success.
 
The fellowship framework includes a focus on foundational elements of patient safety, such as leadership roles, culture and communication, and incorporates them into four pillars of patient safety: care coordination, patient centeredness, organizational culture, and transparency and learning organization. The fellowship consists of in-person learning sessions, teleconferences, webinars, various self and organizational assessments, and individual coaching.
 
Dr. Ginsburg is also a local family physician who practices Family Medicine at Lewisburg Family Practice, 55 North Fifth Street, Lewisburg, in partnership with Suzanne Greb, DO.
 
Evangelical Community Hospital received the Healthgrades Outstanding Patient Experience Award in 2013 for the fifth consecutive year, making it one of two hospitals in Pennsylvania to be recognized for consistent, positive patient experience.
 
Evangelical is a non-profit organization that employs approximately 1,300 people and has more than 170 employed and non-employed physicians on staff. The Hospital is licensed to accommodate 130 overnight patients, 12 acute rehab patients and 18 bassinets. The Hospital serves residents throughout the Central Susquehanna Valley, including those living in Snyder, Union, Northumberland and Lycoming Counties.