LEXINGTON, Ky.--(BUSINESS WIRE)--SafeCare Magazine announced today that Joe Kiani, Founder of the Patient Safety Movement Foundation and CEO of Masimo, was awarded Person of the Year for 2015. This award recognizes and applauds the one individual who contributed significantly towards improving patient safety and healthcare quality across the globe.
The 64 nominees and finalists included Dr. Victor Dzau, President, Institute of Medicine of the National Academy of Sciences, Dr. James Bagian, former astronaut, Director, Center for Healthcare Engineering, University of Michigan, Dr. Atul Gawande, Surgeon and public health researcher, Dr. Peter Pronovost, SVP for Patient Safety and Quality, Johns Hopkins University of Medicine, Dr. Mark Chassin, President of the Joint Commission, Dr. Ala Alwan, World Health Organization, Dr. Patrick Conway, Chief Medical Officer for Medicare, Dr. Cynthia Deyling, Chief Quality Officer, Cleveland Clinic Health Systems, Dr. David Bates, Chief Innovation Officer, Brigham and Women’s Hospital, Dr. Robert M. Wachter, Professor and Interim Chairman, Department of Medicine at University of California San Francisco, and Dr. Hardeep Singh, Chief, Health Policy, Quality and Informatics Program, Houston Veteran Affairs Health Services Research Center for Innovation.
“We congratulate this year’s 2015 SafeCare Person of the Year - Mr. Kiani,” said Dr. Yisrael M. Safeek, Founder of SafeCare Magazine. “We are incredibly impressed with what he has been able to accomplish in the area of patient safety. Most of our nominees were internationally recognized physicians so the very fact that this year’s award is going to someone without a medical background makes him even more remarkable. For over 25 years, his innovations have revolutionized surgery and critical care medicine. His work with his non-profit Patient Safety Movement Foundation has taken the topic of patient safety and put it at the forefront of those that can impact change. If anyone can achieve zero preventable deaths by 2020, it will be Mr. Joe Kiani.”
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