February 2nd is Virginia Patient Safety Day. Roughly 400 health care professionals will gather that day to take part in the 6th Annual Virginia Patient Safety Summit, opening Thursday for two days in Richmond.
Abraham Segres is Vice President of Quality and Patient Safety for the Virginia Hospital and Healthcare Association, one of the sponsors. Health care workers, he said, have embraced the opportunity to compare notes on practices and procedures and to share with their peers.
VHHA says the goal is to make Virginia the healthiest state in the nation by 2020.