2016 Lewis Blackman Awards

Nominations are now open for the 2016 Lewis W. Blackman Patient Safety Champion Awards. Deadline for nominations is March 1, 2016.

The awards are named in honor of Lewis Wardlaw Blackman, a bright, gifted 15-year-old who died following an elective surgical procedure in 2000 due to complications related to a medication error. Helen Haskell, Lewis’s mother, has provided inspiration for the awards through her tireless and meaningful work to promote patient safety and quality improvement across this state and nation.

This awards program was established by the founding partners of the South Carolina Transforming Health Symposium (formerly the South Carolina Patient Safety Symposium):  Mothers Against Medical Error (MAME), Health Sciences South Carolina (HSSC); PHT Services, Ltd. (PHTS); and the South Carolina Hospital Association (SCHA). It is a dynamic way to celebrate the achievements of individual patient safety champions in South Carolina and to establish a benchmark of excellence in health care quality and patient safety for our state.

Award winners will be recognized during the South Carolina Transforming Health Symposium celebration luncheon at the Columbia Convention Center on April 7, 2016.

Upload your nomination form here.

Please contact Diana Zona at dzona@scha.org or 803.744.3511 with any questions or comments about this exciting patient safety recognition program.

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