Safe Patient Handling Conference

The Massachusetts Health & Hospital Association, in collaboration with the Massachusetts Department of Public Health and the Massachusetts Nurses Association, is pleased to host an all-day, hospital-based safe patient handling program on Friday, September 20th. The program, entitled Pathways to Safe Patient Handling in the Modern Hospital Setting, will run from 8 a.m. to 4 p.m. at the MHA Conference Center, 500 District Ave., Burlington, Mass.
The conference will examine the importance of engaging hospital leadership, operational best practices, the skills that practitioners/staff need to sustain a safe patient handling program, and how to evaluate lessons learned. The conference will also provide a forum to foster networking among attendees so that ongoing relationships and learning between and among hospitals and staff can continue.
The event’s keynote speaker/moderator is Guy Fragala, Ph.D., an occupational safety and health professional and national expert in the application of ergonomics to the healthcare setting. Other confirmed speakers include Kim Hollon, FACHE, President & CEO, Signature Healthcare Brockton Hospital and Signature Healthcare; Suzanne Nobrega, MS, Outreach Director, Center for the Promotion of Health in the New England Workplace, UMass Lowell; Tim Quigley, DNP, MBA, RN, Senior Vice President, Chief Nursing Officer, South Shore Health; and Sandra Wettergreen, Safe Patient Handling Coordinator, VA Boston Healthcare System.