Safety, Culture, and High Reliability: Making a Difference

Friday, October 13, 2017

Hamilton College


Hamilton College
198 College Hill Road
13323 Clinton, NY

Derrick Suehs, EdD, is the assistant vice president of Quality for MVHS. Suehs earned his Bachelor of Science in Education Curriculum and Instruction at Texas A&M University in College Station, Texas, his Master of Arts in Business at National University in San Diego California, and his Doctor of Education in Executive Leadership at St. John Fisher College in Rochester, New York. Prior to joining MVHS, Suehs served as Chief Quality (and Administrative Operations) Officer and as director of Outcomes Management for Crouse Hospital in Syracuse, New York. He also served as quality advisor and director of Quality Management at St. Joseph Medical Center in Houston, Texas, and has held teaching positions at Utica College in Utica, New York, LeMoyne College and Syracuse University in Syracuse, New York and at St. John Fisher College in Rochester, New York.

Derrick Suehs will discuss high reliability in the workplace. He will describe a High Reliability Organization (HRO) and how it is the responsibility of leaders to embed this concept throughout the organization to ensure success. He will talk about a new way of leading by applying key interventions in order to engineer a culture necessary for HRO. He will also discuss the factors needed within the organization to sustain reliability and safety.