News Release: School of Nursing

Oct. 23,  2008

Emory Lecture to Address Improving Patient Safety


2008 David Jowers Lecture, Emory University Nell Hodgson Woodruff School of Nursing
"Getting Everyone Involved in Improving Quality and Safety in Health Care"


Thursday, Nov. 6, 2008. 4 p.m.


Marjorie M. Godfrey, MS, RN

Marjorie Godfrey serves as instructor for The Dartmouth Institute for Health Policy and Clinical Practice. She is also quality advisor for the Cystic Fibrosis Foundation and Vermont Oxford Network. Godfrey is a visiting professor at Fairfield University School of Nursing and a clinical effectiveness coordinator at Cooley Dickinson Hospital.

Godfrey is a doctoral student at Jonkoping University School of Nursing. Her dissertation focus is coaching health care improvement. She received a Master of Science at the Center for Evaluative Clinical Sciences, Dartmouth Medical School at Dartmouth College in 1995, a Bachelor of Science in nursing at Vermont College of Norwich University in 1989, and a Diploma in nursing at Concord Hospital School of Nursing in 1977.

Godfrey's work in healthcare has focused on systems of care, patient safety and improving health outcomes of patients nationally and globally for more than a decade. Her first book "Quality By Design" (2007 Jossey-Bass) provides the foundational theory and practical education to improving system performance, patient and family satisfaction, and staff morale. Godfrey has presented at a number of conferences including "Quality and Safety in Nursing Education:  A Clinical Microsystem Approach" sponsored by the Joint Commission in 2008.


Emory University Nell Hodgson Woodruff School of Nursing
1520 Clifton Rd., Atlanta, Plaza Auditorium
Link to map and directions

The lecture is free and open to the community. To RSVP, call 404-712-963.


The Robert W. Woodruff Health Sciences Center of Emory University is an academic health science and service center focused on missions of teaching, research, health care and public service. Its components include schools of medicine, nursing, and public health; Yerkes National Primate Research Center; the Emory Winship Cancer Institute; and Emory Healthcare, the largest, most comprehensive health system in Georgia. The Woodruff Health Sciences Center has a $2.3 billion budget, 17,000 employees, 2,300 full-time and 1,900 affiliated faculty, 4,300 students and trainees, and a $4.9 billion economic impact on metro Atlanta.

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