Transforming hospital safety: How the pandemic is serving as a catalyst for change

Thursday, March 31st, 2022 | 12:00 PM - 1:00 PM CT

Held at the two-year anniversary of the World Health Organization’s declaration of the COVID-19 pandemic, this webinar panel of hospital leaders will discuss the challenges they’ve faced in the last two years — as well as the steps they are taking to improve the future of hospital safety for patients, staff and visitors.

The panel of infection preventionists, pharmacists and hospital executives will also share insights from the fourth annual Hospital Patient Safety Report. Based on a January 2022 survey of 100 hospital leaders, the report reveals hospitals’ biggest safety challenges and priorities.

Key webinar learning points:

  • Safety challenges exposed by the pandemic
  • Safety improvements made at the outset of the pandemic that have had a long-term impact
  • Leading hospitals’ planned safety improvements and priorities for 2022
  • How hospitals are preparing for future pandemic-like situations 


Stephanie - Liz Engman

Stephanie Kovalick

Chief Strategy Officer, Sage Growth Partners


Waleed - Liz Engman

Waleed Javaid, MD, FACP, FIDSA, FSHEA

Hospital Epidemiologist / Director of Infection Prevention and Control, Mount Sinai Downtown, New York

Professor of Medicine, Icahn School of Medicine at Mount Sinai

Jordan - Liz Engman

Jordan Ehni, MPH, CIC

Systems Integration Infection Preventionist, Mount Sinai Health System, New York

Kristen - Liz Engman

Kristen Bamberg, MS, PharmD, BCPS, BCCCP

Critical Care Pharmacy Specialist, Northern Arizona Healthcare


Chris Emerson, PharmD

Director, Safety and Enterprise Leadership, VigiLanz