Mr. Brent Foreman
Assistant Executive Director of Nursing, Corporate Nursing and Midwifery Department
Brent Foreman is currently the interim Corporate Nursing and Midwifery lead for education and research at Hamad Medical Corporation (HMC) and has held several other corporate nursing roles, including lead for quality and patient safety and practice and policy.
Brent’s passion for empowering and professionalizing the nursing and midwifery workforce has led him to develop several firsts, for the Corporate Nursing and Midwifery Department, including : development of the governance framework, including a robust quality assurance structure, shared governance model, clinical dashboard, and externally benchmarked annual Nursing and Midwifery satisfaction survey, across the healthcare system. Since the introduction and establishment of the quality assurance framework, hospital acquired pressure ulcers and restraints have seen 50% reductions across the system, year on year since 2013, nursing and midwifery satisfaction is increasing exponentially and shared governance continues to empower the workforce to deliver world class care.
With an aim to further enhance the public image and impact of nursing and midwifery in Qatar, Brent founded the first HMC publication for Nursing and Midwifery, The Nurse Advocate, which is now in its 5th year of bi-monthly publications and has a readership of over 10,000 each issue. The Nurse Advocate magazine highlights multidisciplinary collaboration, performance improvement and patient experience stories as well as showcasing one frontline staff nurse and member of the multidisciplinary team in each issue, providing intentional recognition to their direct impact on patient care.
Prior to joining HMC, in March of 2013, Brent worked in Canada, the United States and Saudi Arabia, where he led King Faisal Specialist Hospital – Riyadh, on to the successful submission of their Magnet® evidentiary documents and subsequent designation as the second hospital in Saudi Arabia to receive this esteemed recognition. Brent continues to be a strong advocate for patient safety through empowering and strengthening the Nursing and Midwifery workforce.