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OPSI Best Practice Awardee for 2015 announced!

"Outcomes resilience after system stress: a rapid-cycle response to mitigate the impact of system stress on CLABSI"
Cancer & Blood Diseases Institute (CBDI) CLABSI Task Force

DeAnna Hawkins, MSN, RN NEA-BC
Cincinnati Children's Hospital Medical Center


Visit the Best Practice Award page to see winner and runners-up

Welcome to the new home for the Ohio Patient Safety Institute (OPSI)! 

The Ohio Hospital Association is pleased to welcome you to the new OPSI site. Designed with you in mind, the easy-to-navigate pages provide a one-stop shop for useful tools, resources and best practices from around the state. Now mobile-friendly, the site can be accessed on the go from your mobile phone or tablet.

To browse the menu options available and navigate to different areas of the site, use the drop-down arrows on the left-hand side (web version) or above (mobile version)


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The Ohio Patient Safety Institute (OPSI) is an organization dedicated to improving patient safety in Ohio. The Institute is a subsidiary of the Ohio Health Council, which was founded by the Ohio Hospital Association, the Ohio State Medical Association, and the Ohio Osteopathic Association. Through this collaboration and common effort, OPSI has the ability to work with over 180 hospitals and 9,000 physicians in Ohio to improve patient safety for all Ohioans. Learn more


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.


2015 Advancing Patient Safety Conference Series - Click here for more info!

May 14th, 2015 - 11:30a-12:30p

Towards the Elimination of Pediatric Adverse Drug Events

August 13th, 2015 - 11:30a-12:30p

Decreasing Nosocomial transmission of Multidrug-Resistant Acinetobacter

November 12th, 2015 - 11:30a-12:30p

Pharmacy Facilitated Discharge Medication Reconciliation and Counseling


Congratulations to last year's Best Practice Award recipient Summa Health System.
Summa earned the award for its Maternal-fetal Opiate Medical Home Care (MOMH) program.

Pictured above from left to right: Marilyn Dono, Jocelyn Davis, Rosalie Weakland, Mari Kay Dono

Press Release | Abstract

Information regarding the OPSI Best Practice Award can be found here

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