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Lessons Learned From the Death of Joan Rivers

Kenneth P. Rothfield, MD, System Vice President and Chief Medical and Quality Officer, Saint Vincent’s Healthcare

The unnecessary death of Joan Rivers served as a wake up call for surgical centers and patients. This presentation reviews not only what happened to Joan Rivers, but also what killed her, with an emphasis on “VIP Syndrome,” shortcomings in safety culture and training for uncommon emergencies. The presentation concludes with a four-point action plan for participants to execute in their own organizations.

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