Patient Safety in Pediatrics:  How the PSEP – Canada program can enhance Patient Safety in your organization

Last modified by Doug Maynard on 2013/06/21 20:48


The Canadian Patient Safety Institute’s Patient Safety Education Program is designed to help you strengthen internal capacity and grow quality improvement and patient safety initiatives throughout your organization. It is built on a train-the-training-team model that provides a peer-to-peer education framework. Join us to learn how Holland Bloorview Kids Rehabilitation Hospital has embraced the program and what strategies they are implementing to ensure success and sustainability of their patient safety initiatives.

Resources & References:


Sonia Pagura Senior Director of Quality Safety and Performance, Holland Bloorview Kids Rehabilitation Hospital

With over 18 years of progressive leadership experience in academic health care, Sonia’s career has spanned across clinical care, research, education and advanced administrative leadership positions.
Sonia is the Senior Director of Quality, Safety and Performance at one of Canada’s largest paediatric rehabilitation facility.  She provides strong enterprise wide leadership in ensuring the horizontal and vertical integration of quality throughout the organization, and with her lens of performance measurement bringing a more robust accountability framework.
Sonia completed her Baccalaureate of Arts in Physical and Health Education, Baccalaureate of Science – Physical Therapy and Masters of Science with a focus on exercise physiology.  More recently, Sonia is enrolled in her doctoral studies at the University of Toronto in the area of performance measurement and organizational utilization.  

Judy Maheu Director of Quality and Risk Management, Holland Bloorview Kids Rehabilitation Hospital

Judy Maheu is the Director of Quality and Risk Management at Holland Bloorview Kids Rehabilitation Hospital. She is an Occupational Therapist by profession and has a Masters of Health Sciences from the University of Toronto. Judy has worked in pediatric rehabilitation at Holland Bloorview for over 30 years, and has held a variety of positions as both an occupational therapist and an administrator. She has focused her career in the areas of quality, patient safety and risk for approximately 10 years

Nick Joachimides Manager of Patient Safety, Holland Bloorview Kids Rehabilitation Hospital

Nicholas Joachimides graduated from Centennial College in 2001 with a diploma in nursing, he went onto complete his BSc.N from St. Francis Xavier. In 2010 Nicholas completed a Masters of Clinical Science in Wound Healing with the University of Western Ontario. Nicholas is a certified rehabilitation nurse, and recently completed the Canadian Patient Safety Officer Course, and the Patient Safety Educator Program. Nicholas has worked at Holland Bloorview for his entire nursing career, working as an inpatient nurse, day program co-ordinator, ambulatory care nurse, clinical educator, and most recently as the manager of patient safety.

Abigail Hain Director of Education, Canadian Patient Safety Institute

Abigail Hain is the Director of Education of the Canadian Patient Safety Institute. Over the past two years with CPSI, her main responsibilities have been to support the development and implementation of the Effective Governance for Quality and Patient Safety Education Program and the Patient Safety Education Program – Canada. With a background in healthcare education, Abigail is committed to building creative, innovative and inspiring education strategies that affect tangible shifts in knowledge, skills and attitudes to build towards a vision of safe healthcare for Canadians. Abigail holds a bachelor’s degree in nursing science and a master’s in nursing science, both from the University of Ottawa. In 2009, she also received a Patient Safety Leadership Fellowship with Health Education and Research Trust of the American Hospital Association.

Created by Lisa Stromquist on 2013/05/28 15:50