Medical College of Wisconsin Affiliated Hospitals, Inc.
Risk Management Program
CLINICAL RISK MANAGEMENT AND PATIENT SAFETY EDUCATION
The goal of MCWAH's Clinical Risk Management Program is to promote safe patient care. MCWAH's Director of Risk Management meets with the residents and fellows 2-3 times a year to discuss patient safety, risk avoidance & risk reduction topics. MCWAH has also offered an Elective Rotation in Patient Safety and Quality Improvement to help residents and fellows develop physician leadership skills in patient safety.
CONSULTATION AND REPORTING
MCWAH's Director of Risk Management is available to residents and fellows to assist them with concerns about patient safety, liability exposure and disclosure. Residents or fellows should always contact the MCWAH Director of Risk Management at (414) 955-4847 for assistance when:
They are involved in the care and treatment of a patient and there is an unexpected outcome, injury or death.
They are concerned about a potential risk exposure.
They have questions about patient safety.
They want to report a potential claim.
They receive a Request for Mediation or a Summons and Complaint (you are named in a lawsuit).
They have received a subpoena.
They have received an inquiry from the Medical Examining Board.
CLAIM AND LAWSUIT MANAGEMENT
MCWAH's Director of Risk Management manages the claims and lawsuits involving housestaff and assures that there is adequate professional liability insurance.
See Sections on Professional Liability Insurance and Verification of Liability Insurance and Claims History.