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