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Ohio Patient Safety Institute


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)


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


6th Annual OPSI Dr. Frank Dono Best Practice Award 

The Ohio Patient Safety Institute (OPSI) has closed self-nominations for its 6th Annual OPSI Dr. Frank Dono Best Practice Award, a part of an ongoing effort to encourage and promote the importance of patient safety to medical professionals throughout the state.

Information can be found on the "Best Practice Award" page


   National Patient Safety Awareness Week   

The dates and theme for the 2015 National Patient Safety Awareness Week have been announced. OPSI will soon release materials and resources as this week approaches.


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.


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

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

Maternal Opiate Addiction, Care, Collaboration and Community

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 this 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 for 2015 Best Practice Award Nominations can be found here

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