Annual Candle Lighting Vigil at the IHI Forum

Candles glowing in the dark

If you are attending the Institute for Healthcare Improvement (IHI) Forum in Orlando … be sure to attend the …

Annual Candle Lighting Vigil

Monday Dec. 11, 2017 6:30-7:00 PM
Marriott Orlando World Center

This vigil is powerful, profound, impactful … and led by a truly amazing person, Dale Ann Micalizzi who each day leads and serves to improve patient safety.

[I was blessed to co-author the paper … Partnering with Parents and Families to Provide Safer Care: Seeing and Achieving Safer Care through the Lens of Patients and Families … with Dale and Hannah Zhu.]


IHI Candle Light Service Facilitators

Dale Ann MicalizziFounder Justin’s HOPE Pediatric Safety Project at The Task Force for Global Health

Suzanne Nevins- RN Special Care Nursery North Shore Medical Center Salem MA

Eve Shapiro, Principal Medical Writing and coauthor of The Patient Centered Value System: Transforming Healthcare through Co-Design

Kate Tauber, MD, MA, Assistant Professor of Pediatrics Division of Neonatology Bernard and Millie Duker Children’s Hospital at Albany Medical Center, 2017 Justin Micalizzi IHI Forum Scholarship winner


Excerpt from the Vigil program …

5 Candles

As we light these five candles to honor our children, we light one for our grief, one for our courage, one for our memories, one for our love and one for hope.

We light these candles tonight in remembrance of all patients, families, friends and colleagues who have left us too soon…

May their light always shine.


Bless you Dale for your powerful and inspiring work.

And again, if folks are attending the IHI Forum, do not miss the inspiration … and together let’s always and all ways ensure patient safety is the priority.



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