Surgical Quality & Safety

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Vision: a declaration of mid- or long-term goals. The vision of the APSA Quality and Safety Committee is to improve the quality and safety of all of children's surgery. The committee will serve the APSA membership as the leaders, innovators, and resource for patient safety and the highest quality of care through education, training, and mentorship. Mission: statement of purpose. The overall mission of the Quality and Safety Committee is to develop, support and promote initiatives and programs that serve to improve the quality and safety of pediatric surgical care. The purpose of the committee is to: - Educate the APSA membership on the fundamental principles of patient safety & quality improvement. - Promote participation in programs that monitor quality & safety in surgical practice, particularly those that provide a benchmarking framework for comparative performance analyses and collaborative knowledge-sharing. - Support efforts that promote high-value surgical care, with an emphasis on improving outcomes while at the same time reducing resource utilization. - Define safety standards and other quality benchmarks for pediatric surgical conditions.


Jessica J. Kandel - Liaison
University of Chicago
KuoJen Tsao - Chair
Univ of Texas Health Science Center at Houston
Loren Berman - Vice Chair
Nemours - A.I. DuPont Hospital for Children
Adam C. Alder - Member
Children's Medical Center Dallas
Henry L. Chang - Member
Johns Hopkins All Children's Hospital
Robert Cina - Member
MUSC Children's Hospital
Melvin S. Dassinger - Member
Arkansas Children's Hospital
Belinda Dickie - Member
Boston Children's Hospital
Emily T. Durkin - Member
Pediatric Surgeons of West MI, PC
Annie H. Fecteau - Member
Univ of Toronto
Colleen M. Fitzpatrick - Member
Cardinal Glennon Children
Helene Flageole - Member
McMaster Children's Hosp
Katherine T. Flynn-O'Brien - Member
University of Washington
Richard D. Glick - Member
Cohen Children's Med Ctr
Raquel Gonzalez - Member
Johns Hopkins All Children's Hospital
Stephanie A. Kapfer - Member
Blank Children's Hospital
Akemi L. Kawaguchi - Member
University of Texas HSC Houston
Anne Kim Mackow - Member
Rainbow Babies and Children's Hospital
Matthew P. Landman - Member
Riley Hospital for Children
Monica E. Lopez - Member
Texas Children's Hospital
Damian R. Maxwell - Member
Galisano Children's Hospital
Lisa E. McMahon - Member
Phoenix Children's Hospital
Erik G. Pearson - Member
Juan C. Pelayo - Member
Childrens Hospital Los Angeles
Mehul V. Raval - Member
Lurie Children's Hospital
Elizabeth J. Renaud - Member
Albany Medical Center
Jessica L. Roybal - Member
Ochsner Hospital for Children
Jacqueline M. Saito - Member
St. Louis Children's Hospital
Joel Shilyansky - Member
University of Iowa
Kristen A. Zeller - Member
Wake Forest Baptist Health
Marybeth Browne - Ex Officio
Children's Hospital, Lehigh Valley Health Network
Adam B. Goldin - Ex Officio
Seattle Childrens Hospital
Kurt F. Heiss - Ex Officio
Emory Children's Ctr/Atlanta Ped Surg PC
Shawn J. Rangel - Ex Officio
Children's Hospital Boston
David E. Skarda - Ex Officio
Primary Children's Medical Center
Shawn D. St. Peter - Ex Officio
Children's Mercy Hosp