Transforming the Healthcare Experience through the Arts

On March 22 from 12-1 pm, Blair L. Sadler, J.D. will speak about “Transforming the Healthcare Experience Through the Arts” in the Biomedical Library Events Room.

He will address how hospitals have discovered that there are many highly effective low cost ways to transform a patient’s health care experience using art, music and other techniques.

Mr. Sadler is a Senior Fellow at the Institute for Healthcare Improvement (IHI), and a member of the faculty at the UC San Diego School of Medicine and Rady School of Management. He served as President and CEO of Rady Children’s Hospital in San Diego from 1980 until 2006.

He served on the Board of the Center for Health Design for 18 years, and has been heavily involved in developing the business case for building better hospitals through evidence-based design.  He is the lead author of the article “Fable Hospital 2.0: the business case for building better health care facilities” (2011) on building optimally safe, low-stress hospitals through evidence-based design.

He is a Distinguished Fellow of the Society of the Arts in Health Care, and co-author of Transforming the Healthcare Experience through the Arts (2009).

Previously, he served as a Law Clerk for the Superior Court of Pennsylvania, medical-legal specialist for the National Institutes of Health, faculty member at Yale University, senior officer at the Robert Wood Johnson Foundation, and senior executive at the Scripps Clinic and Research Foundation.  He is a member of the Board of Directors of the Hastings Center.  He is a graduate of Amherst College and the University of Pennsylvania Law School.

Space is limited so RSVP as soon as possible in order to reserve a seat.  Feel free to bring a discreet lunch; cookies and water will be provided.

UPDATE: audio, slides and the video shown in the lecture are now online on our Events page.

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