One of our partners in patient safety and quality, the Oregon Patient Safety Commission, sent us this news about their efforts to recognize quality hospitals during Patient Safety Awareness Week.
The Oregon Patient Safety Commission, with support from The Regence Foundation, has recognized participants in Oregon’s Patient Safety Reporting Program that have exceeded new reporting standards established by the Commission in 2011.
At an awards ceremony breakfast on March 2, the following hospitals and health care facilities were recognized by the Commission as leaders in the state’s Patient Safety Reporting Program:
- Sacred Heart Medical Center at RiverBend and University District, Springfield and Eugene
- Rogue Valley Medical Center, Medford
- Samaritan Albany General Hospital, Albany
- Providence Newberg Medical Center, Newberg
- Marquis Mt. Tabor, Portland (nursing home)
- Oregon SurgiCenter, Springfield (ambulatory surgery care center)
- River Road Surgery Center, Salem (ambulatory surgery center)
- Virginia Garcia Memorial Health Center Pharmacies, Washington and Yamhill counties
The Oregon Patient Safety Commission used part of a grant it received from the Regence Foundation in 2011 to fund the Patient Safety Awareness Week awards breakfast. The majority of the $20,000 Regence Foundation grant was used to develop a toolkit to help hospitals notify patients who were harmed by an adverse event. The toolkit, the Oregon Adverse Event Disclosure Guide, will be unveiled later this month.
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