July 15, 2021
Balancing on the Edge of Healthcare and Public Safety
This discussion will outline and discuss several issues with public safety and healthcare delivery systems. Police, Fire, EMS, and government programs all intersect with healthcare in the ‘safety net’ which intends to keep the public safe. That said, the ‘safety net’ is not perfect and both patients and systems suffer when appropriate resources are not available or accessible, and people ‘fall through the cracks’ frequently. Experts from across public safety and healthcare will discuss this divide and how to start to address the gap.
Dr. Casey Clements our lead presenter is a Consultant Physician and Assistant Professor of Emergency Medicine at the Mayo Clinic in Rochester, Minnesota. Currently serving as Clinical Practice Chair for Emergency Medicine, he likes to focus on large-scale interdepartmental and interdisciplinary practice improvements. He also leads occupational safety as the Staff Safety Officer for Mayo Clinic – chairing the Environmental Health and Safety committees for both Mayo Rochester and the Mayo Clinic Enterprise. Our reaction panel of public safety experts include Vicki King and Dr. Gregory Botz from MD Anderson. Dr. David Morris will provide the perspectives of hiring, training, and promotion to optimize public safety.