Wednesday, October 14, 2009 From funding breakthrough pediatric medical research to providing camp opportunities Grand Rounds for youth with physical disabilities, Riley Children’s Foundation is dedicated to the health and Promoting a Culture of Safety: What well-being of Indiana’s children. we do…Not what we say 8 a.m. Our efforts are possible only through the Ruth Lilly Auditorium, generous contributions of individuals, groups Riley Outpatient Center and corporations that support our philanthropic leadership of Riley Hospital for Children, Camp A Quick Course in Root Cause Analysis Riley and the James Whitcomb Riley Museum Noon Home. By making an unrestricted gift, donors can Sixth-floor auditorium help where the need is most urgent. Clarian Pathology Laboratory 350 West 11th St., Indianapolis Please call 317.634.4474 or visit RileyKids.org to become part of our efforts at Riley Children’s Foundation. 30 S. Meridian St. Suite 200 Indianapolis, Indiana 46204-3509 317.634.4474 firstname.lastname@example.org RileyKids.org Leo J. McCarthy, M.D. Established in 1997 by Riley Children’s Foundation through a generous gift from Leo J. McCarthy, Harold S. Kaplan, M.D. M.D., the Lectureship in Transfusion Medicine brings outstanding Professor of Health Policy physicians and scientists working in the critical and dynamic area of transfusion medicine Mount Sinai School of Medicine to Indiana. This annual lecture was initiated as a way to improve the educational experience of students, residents, fellows and faculty, and to enhance the care of children and adults requiring transfusion support. Harold S. Kaplan, M.D., is Professor of being implemented at the Mount Sinai Dr. McCarthy was born in Omaha, Nebraska, Health Policy at the Mount Sinai School of Hospital Medical Center. and received his undergraduate and medical degrees Medicine. His research interests are directed at Additionally, he served as principal from the University of Nebraska. After completing patient safety and focused on establishing investigator on “Patient Safety Analysis an internship in California, he served two years in Training: A DoD/AHRQ Partnership.” Dr. the U.S. Navy and one year in the Marines as a field standardized medical event reporting for error surgeon in Vietnam. prevention and management. Kaplan is currently the principal investigator Dr. McCarthy received his residency training in Dr. Kaplan served as the principal investigator on the NPSF Grant, “Knowledge Discovery: pathology at Stanford University and attained for NHLBI RO1 funded research that led to The development of an error/solution matrix board certification in anatomical and clinical the development and implementation of an to improve patient safety.” pathology with special competency in hematology event reporting system in transfusion medicine Dr. Kaplan was honored in 2005 by the and blood banking. AABB for his transfusion safety work with the He joined the Indiana University School of (MERS-TM), aspects of which have been used Medicine faculty in 1971, and became professor in hospitals in the US, Canada, Ireland and first Hemphill-Jordan Award. He currently in pathology and laboratory medicine, and Croatia. He is co-inventor of BloodLok, a serves on the Patient Safety Advisory Editorial pathology and pediatrics. He also was director of device used in the US and Europe to improve Board of the Pennsylvania Patient Safety the Division of Transfusion Medicine for decades. patient transfusion safety that requires Authority. Previously Dr. Kaplan was on the He retired from the faculty after 32 years and is individuals performing blood transfusion to editorial board of Quality & Safety in Health now professor emeritus. Care, the National Quality Forum Technical Dr. McCarthy has authored more than 300 publi- utilize a patient’s wristband to assure accurate cations and has presented at numerous national and identification. Advisory Panel on Standardizing a Patient international meetings. He also is a fellow of the Dr. Kaplan was also principal investigator Safety Taxonomy, and a temporary advisor Royal College of Physicians both of Edinburgh and on Columbia University’s AHRQ U18 grant, to the World Health Organization. He has Ireland. In 2002, he received the John Elliott Memo- “Reporting Systems and Learning: Best also chaired the Patient Safety Research rial Award for his outstanding service from the Amer- Practices.” This general event reporting system Coordinating Committee for AHRQ and ican Association of Blood Banks (AABB), was the been a member of the MPSMS Technical and recipient of the Victor H. Muller Award from the In- was successfully implemented in the New diana State Association of Blood Banks (ISABB) and York Presbyterian Hospital system and is AHRQ Medication Safety Expert panels. was given a Sagamore of the Wabash by Indiana’s governor in July 2003.