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Quite a catch: Healthcare execs fish with Jimmy Carter
Modern Healthcare

On a recent getaway, some big fish from the healthcare safety and quality movement demonstrated that improving outcomes isn’t their only talent.

The winners of a Patient Safety Movement Foundation contest hooked more than 200 fish during their prize trip — a weekend fly-fishing trip with President Jimmy Carter and his wife, Rosalynn, on Sept. 18 and 19.

“There was really no competition. It was more of a daily celebration as we learned of each individual’s success on the water,” said Robin Betts, assistant vice president of quality and patient safety at Intermountain Healthcare, based in Salt Lake City.

The winners came from three organizations and were chosen based on how well their organizations performed on patient-safety indicators, such as preventing sepsis and reducing medication errors.