Manjiri Dighe, M.D., and David Shin, M.D., named 2023 UWMC Patient Safety Heroes

Manjiri Dighe, M.D., and David Shin, M.D., were named 2023 University of Washington Medical Center Patient Safety Heroes.

Dr. Dighe, the Vice Chair of Quality and Safety, Professor of Radiology and Medical Director of Ultrasound, oversees Patient Safety Network (PSN) reports, complaints and resolutions, reviews current departmental policies for updates, and develops new ones as needed.

Her nomination included: “She also represents our department at Medical Quality Improvement Committee (MQIC) meetings at HMC and UWMC Montlake and Northwest.  She also chairs the department’s Quality & Safety Committee which consists of sub-committees to address contrast policies, critical results reporting, equipment certification and credentialing policies, radiation safety, MRI safety, peer learning, and safety policies, including ongoing training and education. One initiative in progress is developing a database to monitor quality and safety metrics, such as report turn-around time, radiation dose, and adverse events, among others. She recently worked with our EPIC team to build alerts to notify our radiology team of urgent patient care needs. Dr. Dighe is passionate about patient safety and the Department of Radiology would like to acknowledge her for the important work she does every day.”

Dr. Shin is an Assistant Professor, Director of Interventional Radiology Quality Safety and Associate Director of The Deep Vein Institute.

His nomination said: “Dr. Shin consistently demonstrates an unwavering commitment to ensuring the well-being and safety of his patients. As the Director of Quality, Safety, and Compliance in the Division of Interventional Radiology, he is known for his meticulous attention to detail, his commitment to the latest research and best practices, and his compassionate approach to patient care.

What sets Dr. Shin apart, however, is his tireless dedication to patient safety. He is constantly seeking out new and innovative ways to reduce the risk of complications and is always willing to speak out when he sees something that could potentially harm a patient. He is a true advocate for his patients. For these reasons, I strongly believe Dr. Shin deserves to be recognized as a Patient Safety Hero.”

All UWMC Patient Safety Heroes will be celebrated on Monday, March 13, from 12:30 to 2 p.m. via Zoom and in-person at Montlake’s Turner Auditorium (D209) and Northwest’s Medical Office Building Boardroom.

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