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Jonathan Young Helping Advance Health Care Safety

November 2006
ETD's Jonathan Young discussed how PNNL is helping local hospitals identify and prevent potential patient safety hazards during the Community Science and Technology Seminar Series sponsored by PNNL and Columbia Basin College. The overall goal is to analyze how healthcare accidents happen and what could be done to prevent them. One local hospital reduced falls by more than 50 percent in fewer than two years by using engineering analysis developed by PNNL. Jonathan's years of experience in systems and safety engineering, safety analysis and probabilistic safety assessments made him an excellent choice for this lecture. Congratulations, Jonathan!

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