2016 Federal Employees of the Year: Dr. Paul McGann, Jean Moody-Williams and Dennis WagnerEach year, tens of thousands of hospital patients die in the U.S. due to medical errors and avoidable infections—devastating families, costing hospitals billions of dollars and eroding citizens’ trust in the health care system. Dr. Paul McGann, Jean Moody- Williams and Dennis Wagner created a unique public-private initiative to increase patient safety and reduce hospital readmissions, which has led to an unprecedented 39 percent reduction in preventable patient harm from five years earlier. The plummeting number of hospital errors—2.1 million fewer—has saved 87,000 lives and nearly $20 billion. Learn more about the team's accomplishments at servicetoamericamedals.org.
The “Oscars” of Government Service
November 1, 2021 | 43 minutes
Leading the Way Toward a Better Government
August 5, 2021 | 43 minutes
Passing the Torch
July 18, 2021 | 58 minutes
Hosts Loren DeJonge Schulman and Rachel Klein-Kircher speak with Mary Gibert and Gail Lovelace, two former leaders at the General Services Administration, about ensuring smooth presidential transitions, getting more young people into public service and managing historic transfers of power—from the first conducted after 9/11 to our most recent one in 2020.
A Conversation with Democracy’s Caretakers
June 5, 2021 | 61 minutes