FAIRCHILD AIR FORCE BASE, Wash. --
For the third consecutive year in a row, the 92nd Medical Group would like to call attention to its sustained commitment to patient safety as a priority for all staff.
Patient safety is managed through a program focused on education and improvement called Stand Up for Patient Safety, this program is part of a nationwide effort led by the National Patient Safety Foundation and leading hospitals and health systems to reduce medical errors and improve the safety and quality of patient care.
It is during the week of March 12-18, 2017 that the 92nd MDG will highlight its commitment to patient safety and will promote awareness among our staff and patients.
As part of the Stand Up for Patient Safety program, 92nd MDG will:
- Support educational and training opportunities to make patient safety a top priority for all staff members
- Provide patients and their families with information on how to make their healthcare safer
- Encourage patients to ask questions about patient safety issue
While there is continued debate over the estimates of injuries, deaths, and costs, the 92nd MDG believes one preventable error is one too many.
“The 92nd MDG has joined NPSF and other hospitals across the country to expand our patient safety campaign with the Stand Up for Patient Safety program,” said Col. Meg Carey, 92d MDG commander. “We are committed to reducing medical errors here at the 92d MDG and are proud to lead the patient safety effort!”
While medical errors occur in all healthcare settings, how they are addressed has wide-ranging implications for the rest of the healthcare industry.
"Stand Up for Patient Safety members, including the 92nd MDG, are providing the leadership necessary to create measurable improvements in the safety and care of patients across the country," said Tejal K. Gandhi, MD, MPH, CPPS, President of NPSF. “Participants in this ongoing program are committed to the culture of accountability, system improvement, and continuous learning."
By joining the Stand Up for Patient Safety program, the 92nd MDG has joined forces with NPSF and leading hospitals and health systems across the country to advance patient safety. The program is designed to mobilize support among clinics to improve patient safety and reduce medical errors by involving everyone, from executive leadership to clinical staff, patients, families and the overall community. The program encourages everyone to stand up and be counted!
NPSF is an independent not-for-profit organization. For more information visit: www.npsf.org