UTICA — Faxton-St. Luke’s Healthcare’s Campaign For Quality celebrated its 12th anniversary on Oct. 17 and 18 with more than 425 physicians, health care workers, students and community members from across New York in attendance. The program at Hamilton College featured international, national and local experts who presented on current trends in health care, quality improvement topics and patient safety initiatives.
“This was our most successful Campaign For Quality to date,” said Scott H. Perra, president and chief executive officer of FSLH, in a news release. “First-rate speakers shared up-to-date information that will directly impact the quality of health care in our community.”
Keynote speaker Marcus Engel, a best-selling author and speaker, shared his story about his hospital experience after being blinded and nearly killed by a drunk driver. Through two years of rehabilitation, more than 300 hours of reconstructive facial surgery and adaptation through a multitude of life changes, Engel remained committed to his goal of recapturing life.
Eleven one-hour sessions were offered. Attendees selected their sessions based on their interests. Topics included palliative care, diabetes prevention, cardiac care, building workplace communities, health care literacy and patient safety organizations.