It is often difficult to find a speaker who can bring the right balance of storytelling, actionable knowledge and inspiration to recommit and achieve better safety, patient-centered care and leadership in healthcare. Beth has spoken to hundreds of leading healthcare audiences to great accolades. She loves to connect with and lead audiences in their safety and quality journey.
Beth speaks to mid-sized and large groups in a range of formats:
- Keynote/Plenary – Opening or featured speaker sessions for large groups.
- Core Sessions – Smaller sessions with prepared presentations and experiential topics.
- In Depth Board Education Programs – full day and half day workshops focused on hospital board of trustees.
Beth gives three primary talks but is happy to customize for your audience:
- Board Excellence in Safety and Quality
- From Bedside to Boardroom: A patients perspective on safety and quality
- Transparency: Advancing Difficult Conversations in Healthcare
Here is a sample of the audiences to which Beth has spoken as a keynote speaker:
Leapfrog, American Medical Association (PCPI), Yale Hospital System keynote, Harvard’s International Consortium for Healthcare Outcomes Measurement (ICHOM), Medstar, Henry Ford Health System, Kaiser Permanente, Advocate Healthcare, ASNR, AHA – HRET, California Children’s Hospital Association, National Patient Safety Foundation, Solutions for Patient Safety, Beta Insurance, Dignity Health. She has been the subject of a two part Canadian Broadcasting series with the program White Coat, Black Art. She has spoken to many webinars, conferences and leadership circles.
Beth lost her son, Michael in 2003 from medical error. Beth’s healthcare story did not end with the loss of Michael. Five years after Michael died, she had a child born with tremendous medical complexity. As she shares her riveting patient story, Beth brings a perspective of harm and the search for differentiated quality care to conversations with audiences. Beth’s loss and journey with her sons in healthcare became a personal and professional commitment. Beth went on to serve on the boards of two major hospital systems and on their quality committees. She also serves on the board of Solutions for Patient Safety, a 140+ hospital pediatric network committed to safety. She served on the board of the Center for Healthcare Value and the NPSF Board of Advisors. She has advanced communication and resolution after harm and difficult conversations with patients in many capacities. Beth’s work in creating greater education, capability and commitment in the Boardroom is nationally sought after.
Beth’s unique personal story and professional leadership in safety, quality, and governance in healthcare provides a talk that is different from most patient stories. Beth can bring audiences from bedside to boardroom with inspiration and a call to action.