Barbara Pelletreau | 50 Experts Leading the Field of Patient Safety 2017

Barbara Pelletreau. Senior Vice President of Patient Safety at Dignity Health (San Francisco). Ms. Pelletreau has been with Dignity Health for more than 14 years and in her current role is responsible for implementing consistent, evidence-based practices in high-risk clinical areas across a 39-hospital health system. Under her leadership, Dignity Health reduced catheter-associated urinary tract infections by 52.7 percent, central line-associated bloodstream infections by 31.4 percent, surgical site infections by 36.3 percent, ventilator-associated pneumonia by 52.1 percent and patient falls by 25.5 percent from 2012 to 2013. Ms. Pelletreau also hosts several summits for Dignity Health every year where patient safety leaders gather to share best practices and improve care processes.

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