National Patient Safety Week 2018: March 11 - 17

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 2018 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.


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.



Patient Safety Week 2018 Educational Programs


March 12 (1 - 2 p.m. ET) Patient Safety

Webinar:  Engaging Patients and Providers: Speaking Up for Patient Safety. This complimentary webinar is hosted by The Institute for Healthcare Improvement. Register here.


March 13: Antimicrobial Stewardship

Webinar by Thomas File, Jr., MD, MSc, MACP, FIDSA - Chair, Infection Disease Division & Paula Politis, PharmD, BCPS - Clinical Lead Pharmacist, Antimicrobial Stewardship (Recording | Slides)


March 14: Maternal-fetal Opiate Medical Home (MOMH)

Webinar by Jocelyn Davis, DNP, CNM, RN, CEFMM and Karen Frantz, BSN, RNC (Recording | Slides)


March 15: Integrating Pallative Care as Standard Care in Sepsis Treatments

Webinar by Katherine H. Eilenfeld, DO and Marlene Oliver, BSN, RN-BC, CHPN (Recording | Slides)


March 16 (2-3 p.m. ET): Shared Decision Making

You are invited to attend a webinar, "SDM V IC: Can Either be Used in the Battle to Mitigate Diagnostic Error?" on Friday, March 16, 2018 hosted by Coverys. Click here for the complimentary webinar summary and to register.



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

Statewide Initatives

OHA Hospital Improvement and Innovation Network (2016-2019)

OHA's 2018 Quality Summit

Wednesday, June 6, 2018 at Columbus Hilton at Easton


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