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OPSI is committed to empowering practitioners and equipping them with the tools and resources necessary to enhance their work in providing the best possible outcomes for patients. In addition, OPSI also provides a variety of patient resources to help patients navigate the health care system, prepare for a hospital stay and learn about medication and prevention.

For those hospitals and systems interested in learning more about the OPSI Patient Safety Organization (PSO) click here.


2016 Ohio Patient Safety Institute Best Practice Award

OPSI presents the award to the individual or organization that has designed and implemented the most innovative, evidence-based patient safety practice in Ohio. Conceived by OPSI’s Board of Trustees, the goals of this award are to recognize outstanding efforts among Ohio health care providers who:

  • Improve patient safety
  • Develop innovative programs to improve patient safety
  • Create best practices that other Ohio health care providers may adopt/adapt
  • Develop a culture of collaboration that improves patient safety
OPSI is currently accepting applications for the 2016 OPSI Best Practice Award!

More information, tips on submitting, and previous winners can be found on the Best Practice page.


Free Recorded Webinar
In observance of National Immunization Awareness Month, the Ohio Patient Safety Institute hosted a free hour-long webinar on Aug. 27 to discuss the latest recommendations regarding influenza and vaccines. The webinar featured a panel of experts:

Mary DiOrio, MD, medical director and state epidemiologist at the Ohio Department of Health, (slides)
Sherman Alter, MD of Dayton Children’s Hospital (slides)
Thomas Fraser, MD of the Cleveland Clinic (slides)


2016 OPSI Best Practice Award is OPEN for applications!

Click here for application - Deadline: January 8, 2016

Save the Dates! 2016 Advancing Patient Safety Conference Series (registration information coming soon)

February 4th – 11:30 a.m. to 12:30 p.m. – Outcomes Resilience after System Stress:  A Rapid-Cycle Response to Mitigate the Impact of System Stress on CLABSICincinnati Children’s Hospital Medical Center – DeAnna Hawkins, MSN, RN NEA-BC, Christopher Dandoy MD, MSc and Laura L. Flesch MSN RN CRNP

April 7th11:30 a.m. to 12:30 p.m. – Using Patient Safety Partnerships to Improve Patient Safety CultureOhioHealth Riverside Methodist Hospital – Kathyrn Crea, PharmD, BCPS, CPPS

June  16th 11:30 a.m. to 12:30 p.m. – Surgical Safety Hard Stop ChecklistSumma Akron City Hospital – Kaye Reiter, MSN,RN, Melissa Lingle, RN, BSN, CNOR, John Fink, MD, Chariman of Surgical Services, Victoria Wells, MSN, RN-BC, CAPA

September 8th – 11:30 a.m. to 12:30 p.m.A team-based approach to Reducing Cardiac Monitor AlarmsCincinnati Children’s Hospital Medical Center – Christopher Dandoy MD, MSc, and Deanna Best RN, BSN

November 3rd – 11:30 a.m. to 12:30 p.m. Wellness on Wheels, OhioHealth – Sonia Booker RN, BSN, MSN, Mary Ann Abiado PhD, MSN, RN and Richard Marger MD, FACOG


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