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Newsmaker: Kathleen Fowler

Kathleen Fowler of Plum, nursing quality improvement project manager at UPMC St. Margaret, is one of 10 people celebrated in the state Patient Safety Authority’s “I Am Patient Safety” poster series

Noteworthy: The Pennsylvania Patient Safety Authority recognized Kathleen Fowler and nine other health care workers and facilities for their work by featuring them on “I Am Patient Safety” posters. Fowler was honored for her work to reduce patient falls and to help workers stay safe as they move patients.

Age: 49

Residence: Plum

Family: Husband, Roy; daughter Jessica, 14.

Occupation: Registered nurse for 27 years; nursing quality improvement project manager at UPMC St. Margaret.

Background: Won a Hospital Association of Pennsylvania award for patient safety for reducing falls and injuries

Education: Bachelor’s degree from Carlow University; master’s degree from Waynesburg University; certified medical-surgical registered nurse.

Quote: “Instead of placing blame, this is a way to look at errors and make catches before errors happen. How do we create better systems for better outcomes?”

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