The Importance of Training Residents to Ensure Patient Safety

Jun 16, 2010, 13:33 ET from SAVE THE PATIENT

CHICAGO, June 16 /PRNewswire-USNewswire/ -- Patient safety in the hospital begins with the young doctors during their residency training. With this in mind, SAVE THE PATIENT is hosting a community talk show to highlight the importance of sound resident training practices in our Chicago-land hospitals.

On Monday, June 21 at 6:00pm, Chicago Access Network (CAN-TV), Channel 21, will air a live call-in program, "Community Health," focusing on the importance of educating resident physicians in a manner that reinforces high-quality care, safety and unambiguous handing-off of patient information, while avoiding the hazards of resident "burn-out."

Host Lenore Janecek, president and founder of SAVE THE PATIENT, and Sharon I. Dooley, MD, MPH will discuss the impact of sound resident training practices on patient safety. Dr. Dooley is an expert in Graduate Medical Education (GME), and serves as Senior Associate Dean of GME for the Feinberg School of Medicine, as well as the Vice President for Academic Affairs and Designated Institutional Official for the McGaw Medical Center of Northwestern University.

Viewers, who wish to join in discussions can call-in to pose their questions.

Lenore Janecek is a nationally known health care expert, patient advocate and author, who founded SAVE THE PATIENT, a not-for-profit patient advocacy organization, in 2001. To access its website, go to

For additional information call: CAN-TV at 312-738-1400, email:

Check local cable television listings for scheduled air times.

SAVE THE PATIENT(SM) is a nonprofit organization dedicated to the support and education of individuals on health care matters. Founded in 2001 to fulfill the need for a non-biased, non-commercial community based not-for-profit organization to educate, inform and empower patients as they attempt to make sound health care decisions, SAVE THE PATIENT provides information and education through patient advocacy, community outreach educational seminars and its signature tool: the Health Caring Card.

Media Contact:

Lenore Janecek

Phone: 312-399-3532