LifeWings' Steve Montague to Speak on Safe and Effective Healthcare at the Sanibel Symposium

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Steve Montague, LifeWings' Executive Vice President, will be a featured speaker at the Sanibel Symposium addressing Safe and Effective Healthcare emphasizing that Perfusionists must understand their role in leading this transformation in healthcare.

Steve Montague, Executive Vice President of LifeWings Partners LLC

"In the next 5 years, the economic reality of healthcare is that organizations must adopt evidence-based culture change and process improvement practices if they want to stay in business.

The Sanibel Symposium will be held on February 13-16th, 2013 at the luxurious Sanibel Harbor Resort and Spa in Fort Myers, Florida. The Sanibel Symposium is a multidisciplinary cardiothoracic conference sponsored by Perfusion.com, Inc. Key topics for this conference are Patient Safety, Minimally Invasive Surgery, Blood Management, Platelet Therapy and Perfusion Technology. The conference will be available via live webcast for those who can not attend.

Steve Montague, Executive Vice President of LifeWings, will be speaking at the conference on Safe and Effective Healthcare. Steve notes, "In the next 5 years, the economic reality of healthcare is that organizations must adopt evidence-based culture change and process improvement practices if they want to stay in business. Every healthcare discipline must be involved, and as part of high performing cardiac teams, Perfusionists must understand their role in leading this transformation."

Steve Montague is an Executive Vice President for LifeWings with over 30 years in aviation. Captain Montague is an engaging facilitator and TeamSTEPPS Master Trainer with a vast amount of experience in the design and implementation of CRM-based patient safety programs. He has provided program implementation for over 45 clients including Vanderbilt University Medical Center, Rush University Health Center, Vassar Brothers Medical Center, Ohio State University Medical Center, and University of California—Los Angeles.

Prior to joining LifeWings, Mr. Montague was a Naval Aviator and served as a fighter pilot, flight instructor, course developer, procurement consultant, and Program Model Manager at the U.S. Navy’s Landing Signal Officer School. He has over 13,000 flight hours and more than 350 carrier landings. Mr. Montague currently serves as a Captain and First Officer for a major international airline. He has an Airline Transport Pilot rating and is qualified in the MD80, B757, B767, DC10, and MD11.

Captain Montague is an internationally sought after keynote speaker whose most recent engagements include the National Council of State Boards of Nursing, the International Meeting on Simulation in Healthcare, the Karolinska Institute, and the Western Graduate Education Association.

Mr. Montague graduated from the U.S. Naval Academy with a Bachelor of Science degree in Aerospace Engineering, and holds a Master of Science degree in Human Factors and System Safety.

About LifeWings Partners LLC:
LifeWings Partners LLC is a team of physicians, nurses, former NASA astronauts, former military flight surgeons, pilots, flight crew, former military officers, and healthcare risk managers. The team has melded together the best practices of high reliability organizations such as commercial aviation, U.S. Navy aircraft carriers, nuclear submarines, and nuclear power and thoughtfully adapted those practices for use in healthcare organizations. For more information, please visit: http://www.saferpatients.com

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