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Brent Foreman

Assistant Executive Director of Nursing, Policy and Practice, Corporate Nursing, Hamad Medical Corporation

Brent Foreman is the Corporate Nursing and Midwifery lead for policy and practice at Hamad Medical Corporation (HMC) and has held roles in frontline critical care, education, management and executive leadership, across diverse portfolios. 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 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.

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 on its 30th edition 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.

Brent’s passion for empowering and professionalizing the nursing and midwifery workforce has led him to develop the governance framework for the professions, including the establishment of the first corporate nursing and midwifery quality governance structure, shared governance model, clinical dashboard, and nursing and midwifery satisfaction survey, as part of a suite of nursing sensitive indicators. Since the introduction and establishment of the quality governance 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.
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