A Fairview Northland Medical Center care team member has
received the award that recognizes hospital professionals who demonstrate their
commitment to keeping patients safe by speaking up to prevent a potential
patient safety issue.
Radiologic technologist Katie Forseth accepted the quarterly
Minnesota Hospital Association (MHA) Good Catch for Patient Safety Award at a
presentation on July 19.
Forseth was reviewing the images and report for a patient
with a brain bleed. She noticed that it appeared the brain bleed was caused by
a skull fracture that was not noted in the initial report. Forseth consulted
with the doctor and radiologist, who confirmed that she was correct. Her actions helped ensure that the patient’s condition was
“It is because of actions taken every day by dedicated
professionals like Katie that Minnesota hospitals continue to be front-runners
in patient safety,” said MHA Vice President of Quality and Patient Safety Tania
Daniels. “Katie’s efforts remind us what a difference each person can make to
keep patients safe.”
The Good Catch for Patient
Safety program recognizes hospital professionals for actions that protect
patients. All award winners are entered into the running to receive the
quarterly Good Catch for Patient Safety Award. Quarterly winners are eligible to
be honored with the annual Good Catch for Patient Safety Award presented at the
MHA Annual Awards banquet.
Visit the MHA website to complete nominate an employee or team
for the award. To learn more, contact Tania Daniels, 651-603-3517,
or Dr. Rahul Koranne, MHA’s
chief medical officer, 651-659-1445.