Save the date for Institute for Health Care Improvement film screening Oct. 4

Save the date: The Case Western Reserve University Institute for Health Care Improvement (IHI) open school chapter fall kickoff event is Friday, Oct. 4, at 4 p.m. in the Biomedical Research Building auditorium.

Join students interested in health care for a film screening of Escape Fire: The Fight to Rescue American Healthcare.

Following the movie, a panel of quality improvement and patient safety experts from area hospitals will lead an open panel discussion. This event is free and will include dinner.

IHI first established open school chapters in 2008 to “advance health care improvement and patient safety competencies in the next generation of health professionals worldwide.” The CWRU chapter seeks to educate and collaborate with nursing, medical, business and social work students and health care professionals. Through interprofessional discussions, events and workshops, members of the organization hope to better the health care system and increase patient safety.

The organization hosts events such as workshops on quality and patient safety interventions, quality improvement (QI) projects, root cause analyses, and open panels with leaders in patient quality and safety.

The CWRU IHI Open School Chapter is looking for new members of its leadership board. For more information on leadership opportunities, contact Sarah Givens ( and find the group on Facebook and LinkedIn (search Case Western IHI Open School).