School of Nursing hosts grand opening of Langston Center for Quality, Safety and Innovation

November 5, 2015

Events, Langston Center

During a presentation at Virginia Commonwealth University’s School of Nursing last week, American Academy of Nursing immediate past president Diana Mason, Ph.D., challenged attendees to envision a health care model that puts patient safety and quality care at the forefront.

“We have to redefine what we mean by health care and focus on improving the quality and safety of essential services,” Mason said. “The organizational culture and ethics of the health system are the keys to providers being able to live up to the expectations of patient-centered care.”

“I see innovation and vision in its goals and I think it can be a leader for the rest of the nation.”

Mason was speaking at the grand opening of the Langston Center for Quality, Safety and Innovation, a new center housed within the School of Nursing that promotes patient-centered, population-focused and cost-effective quality and safety initiatives designed to improve health care. She said the new center at VCU exemplifies the innovative model of care she described. “The Langston Center is on the right track,” Mason said. “I see innovation and vision in its goals and I think it can be a leader for the rest of the nation.”

Nearly 100 people representing both VCU campuses and the health system attended the event that marked the official launch of the center. Seated in the middle of the auditorium was Nancy Langston, Ph.D., the former dean of the School of Nursing for whom the center is named. Read more.

View more photos on the School of Nursing Facebook page.

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The advisory board for the Langston Center for Quality, Safety and Innovation

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