National Patient Safety Week 2017: March 12 - 18

United in Safety

Ohio hospitals are committed to providing the best health care to patients. Every day of the year, caregivers work to provide the best care possible for every patient, every time. Patient safety and health care quality is a top priority for Ohio hospitals.

Patient Safety Awareness Week is an annual education and awareness campaign for health care safety led by National Patient Safety Foundation. Each year, health care organizations around the globe take part in the event. The theme for 2017 is “Every Day is Patient Safety Day.” From patients to care providers, from the front lines to the executive suite, from the patient and family advocate to the corporate solutions provider — we are all united in the goal of keeping patients and those who care for them free from harm.

OHA Quality Initiatives

OHA, the nation’s first state hospital association representing 220 hospitals and 13 health systems, launched the Institute for Health Innovation in 2015 to lead patient safety and health care quality solutions and strategies. The Institute, led by a board of hospital leaders and clinical professionals, is committed to a mission to evaluate, focus and engage in change activities that lead and enable the pursuit of excellence in safety and quality and in improving the health of communities. There are three focus areas of the Institute:
  • Accelerating Health Care Quality
  • Integrating Transitions of Patient Care
  • Advancing Community Health
Currently, OHA quality programs are focused on working with regional and statewide hospital collaboratives across Ohio to focus on a wide range of health care initiatives including HEN 2.0, EMS integration, regional quality collaboratives, 123 Equity Pledge, hand-hygiene, infant mortality and sepsis. 

Ohio Patient Safety Institute 

OHA, along with the Ohio State Medical Association, and the Ohio Osteopathic Association, is one of the founding members of the Ohio Patient Safety Institute, an organization dedicated to improving patient safety in Ohio. In February 2009 OPSI was the first organization in Ohio to be designated as a patient safety organization (PSO) by the Agency for Healthcare Research and Quality.

Hospital 2017 Resources


OPSI Sponsored Events

Tuesday, March 14

"Leveraging Resources for Antibiotic Stewardship"
12:20 – 1:30 pm
Brad Laible, Pharm.D., BCPS
Professor in the Department of Pharmacy Practice, South Dakota State University; Lead Pharmacist for Avera Health System Antibiotic Stewardship Program

Registration link

Wednesday, March 15

Sepsis Webinar
11:30 am – 12:30 pm

To join the call:

1) Please click the link to join the webinar  

2) For audio, please call-in:

Dial: +1 408 638 0968 (US Toll) or +1 646 558 8656 (US Toll)

 +1 855 880 1246 (US Toll Free) or +1 877 369 0926 (US Toll Free)

Webinar ID: 556 713 717




Formed in 2015, the Institute for Health Innovation of the Ohio Hospital Association is dedicated to providing resources to develop and implement strategies focused in the areas of:

  • Accelerating Health Care Quality
  • Integrating Transition of Patient Care
  • Advancing Community Health


OHA Hospital Improvement and Innovation Network (2016-2019)

OHA's 2017 Quality Summit

Wednesday, June 14 at
Columbus Hilton at Easton

As part of OHA's 2017 Annual Meeting, this year's summit features an ACHE breakfast, luncheon, professional speaker and panel presentations, a display area of posters highlighting quality initiatives of hospitals and health systems, and more. 


Follow OHA on Facebook and Twitter for links and resources throughout the week!

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