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A Word from Our CEO Tony Sudduth, CPA, FACHE, FHFMA

Just Culture at SHS

After an on-site review and implementation of the Just Culture philosophy and concept with David Marx and John Westphal of Outcome Engenuity in the fall of 2018,  SHS has embraced and is implementing facility-wide a “Just Culture” philosophy including education and training to leadership and staff.

“A just culture balances the need for an open and honest reporting environment with the end of a quality learning environment and culture. While the organization has a duty and responsibility to employees (and ultimately to patients), all employees are held responsible for the quality of their choices. Just culture requires a change in focus from errors and outcomes to system design and management of the behavioral choices of all employees.” – Marx D. Patient Safety and the Just Culture: A Primer for Health Care Executives. New York, NY: Trustees of Columbia University;; 2001.

A fair and just culture improves patient safety by empowering employees to proactively monitor the workplace and participate in safety efforts in the work environment. Improving patient safety reduces risk by its focus on managing human behavior (or helping others to manage their own behavior) and redesigning systems. In a just culture, employees are not only accountable for their actions and choices, but they are also accountable to each other.  A just culture fosters innovation and cross-departmental communication.

In a just culture, both the organization and its people are held accountable while focusing on risk, systems design, human behavior, and patient safety.

Calendar of Board Meetings

Calendar of EventsTo stay up-to-date on our scheduled board meetings, please view our calendar below. If you have questions or concerns regarding these dates, please contact us for further information. 

 

Feb
27
Wed
SHS Board Meeting
Feb 27 @ 5:00 pm – 6:30 pm

SHS Board Regular meeting usually meets monthly on the 4th Wednesday of each month in the EMS Training Room on the SHS Main Campus.

Mar
13
Wed
MCHD Board Meeting
Mar 13 @ 6:00 pm – 7:30 pm

The Montezuma County Hospital District – the landlord of the health system facility campus – is a Colorado Special Tax District meeting on the 2nd Wednesday of each month. Their meetings are open to the public.

Mar
27
Wed
SHS/MCHD Public Forum
Mar 27 @ 6:00 pm – 7:00 pm
SHS/MCHD Public Forum @ Cortez | Colorado | United States

MCHD and SHS Boards as well as SHS Leadership will be holding a Public Forum at Cortez City Council Chambers to answer questions and update the public on the loan forbearance, and the current financial and operational status of Southwest Health System.

SHS Board Meeting
Mar 27 @ 7:00 pm – 8:00 pm

The regular SHS Board meeting will follow the public forum at Cortez City Council chambers.

Apr
10
Wed
MCHD Board Meeting
Apr 10 @ 6:00 pm – 7:30 pm

The Montezuma County Hospital District – the landlord of the health system facility campus – is a Colorado Special Tax District meeting on the 2nd Wednesday of each month. Their meetings are open to the public.

Apr
20
Sat
2019 Region 9 Health Fair @ Cortez Rec Center
Apr 20 @ 7:00 am – 3:00 pm

More information to follow….

Apr
24
Wed
SHS Board Meeting
Apr 24 @ 5:00 pm – 6:30 pm

SHS Board Regular meeting usually meets monthly on the 4th Wednesday of each month in the EMS Training Room on the SHS Main Campus.

May
8
Wed
MCHD Board Meeting
May 8 @ 6:00 pm – 7:30 pm

The Montezuma County Hospital District – the landlord of the health system facility campus – is a Colorado Special Tax District meeting on the 2nd Wednesday of each month. Their meetings are open to the public.

May
22
Wed
SHS Board Meeting
May 22 @ 5:00 pm – 6:30 pm

SHS Board Regular meeting usually meets monthly on the 4th Wednesday of each month in the EMS Training Room on the SHS Main Campus.

Jun
12
Wed
MCHD Board Meeting
Jun 12 @ 6:00 pm – 7:30 pm

The Montezuma County Hospital District – the landlord of the health system facility campus – is a Colorado Special Tax District meeting on the 2nd Wednesday of each month. Their meetings are open to the public.