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Internationally Recognized Aviation and Patient Safety Advocate to Deliver Keynote Presentation at AGH/WPAHS Symposium

Thursday, April 12th, 2012

Author of Acclaimed Book “Why Hospitals Should Fly” John Nance Brings Unique Perspective to Improving Healthcare Quality
 
PITTSBURGH - John Nance, an internationally recognized aviation expert who has become an advocate for patient care quality in the United States and a respected voice on needed changes in the country’s healthcare system will deliver the keynote presentation at the 9th annual Allegheny General Hospital (AGH)/West Penn Allegheny Health System (WPAHS) Radiation Oncology Practicum, Friday, April 20.
 
Nance, author of Why Hospitals Should Fly, named 2009 Book of the Year by the American College of Healthcare Executives, will also appear Thursday, April 19 at a reception at West Penn Allegheny Health System’s STAR (Simulation, Teaching and Academic Research) Center.
 
Perhaps best-known to North American television audiences as aviation analyst for ABC World News and aviation editor for Good Morning America, Nance has also made countless appearances on national shows such as CNN Larry King Live, The PBS NewsHour with Jim Lehrer, Oprah, National Public Radio, Nova and the Today Show. He has authored several books, two of which were adapted as successful television mini-series.
 
A decorated Air Force pilot veteran of Vietnam and Operations Desert Storm/Desert Shield, he is well-known for his involvement in Air Force human factors flight safety education. Nance has piloted a wide variety of jet aircraft, including most of Boeing’s line and the Air Force C-141, and has logged more than 13,000 hours of flight time in his commercial airline and Air Force careers.
 
Since 2004, the AGH Department of Radiation Oncology has conducted an annual education day for all employees in the West Penn Allegheny Radiation Oncology Network. This year’s theme is "Creating a Culture of Care - We Choose the Way the Patient Will Remember the Experience of the Care we Provide." Nance will share his thoughts on developing a safe and efficient environment for patients and staff.
 
Previous speakers have included Ann Rhoads, former vice president of Southwest Airlines and JetBlue Airways and president of People Ink, and Dennis Snow, former director of Disney University.
 
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