A senior leader in hospital operations, provincial government, nursing regulation and quality improvement in healthcare; and the Executive Director of the Saskatchewan Registered Nurses' Association
BiographyCarolyn Hoffman RN, BSN, MN, has been a senior leader in hospital operations, provincial government, nursing regulation and quality improvement in healthcare; all with a focus on patient safety. She was most recently the Executive Director of the Saskatchewan Registered Nurses' Association and was previously the Senior Vice-President, Quality & Healthcare Improvement for Alberta Health Services, the largest health region in the country.
In 2004, Carolyn was one of the first employees of the Canadian Patient Safety Institute where she was Director of Operations (ONT to BC). Her key responsibilities included internal lead for the development and launch of the Safer Healthcare Now! National Campaign.
Carolyn is a co-author of the Tool for the Concise Analysis of Patient Safety Incidents (2016), Canadian Incident Analysis Framework (2012); the lead author of the 2008 consultation paper on the Development of a Canadian Adverse Event Reporting and Learning System; and co-author of the Canadian Root Cause Analysis Framework (2006) as well as the Canadian Patient Safety Dictionary (2003).