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Ohio Patient Safety Institute

Welcome to the Ohio Patient Safety Institute webpage. OPSI is dedicated to improving patient safety in Ohio. The Institute 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 more 180 hospitals and 9,000 physicians in Ohio to improve patient safety for all Ohioans. 


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Tools and Resources

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 hospitals and health systems interested in learning more about the OPSI Patient Safety Organization, click here.

Ohio Patient Safety Institute Best Practice Award

Congratulations to Summa Health, winner of the 2017 OPSI Frank Dono, MD Best Practice Award. This was awarded in June at the OHA Quality Summit.

OPSI presents the award to the individual or organization that has designed and implemented the most innovative, evidence-based patient safety practice in Ohio. Conceived by OPSI’s Board of Trustees, the goals of this award are to recognize outstanding efforts among Ohio health care providers who:

  • Improve patient safety
  • Develop innovative programs to improve patient safety
  • Create best practices that other Ohio health care providers may adopt/adapt
  • Develop a culture of collaboration that improves patient safety
To see more about the winners, get more information about the award and review tips on submitting and previous winners can be found on the Best Practices page.

Monthly Resource

September is SEPSIS Awareness Month

The Governor of the State of Ohio has declared September SEPSIS AWARENESS MONTH. To find out more visit OHA's Sepsis Statewide Initiative homepage

Flu Season Free Webinar

In observance of National Immunization Awareness Month, OPSI hosted a free hour-long webinar Aug. 27, 2015 to discuss the latest recommendations regarding influenza and vaccines. The webinar featured a panel of experts: 

Watch the OPSI Influenza Panel Discussion: What health care workers should know about influenza and vaccine recommendationshere.

Upcoming Events

Sept. 7

  • Presented by: Jonathan I. Groner, MD; Rhonda Humphrey, RN, MSN; Stephanie Stack-Simone, BA, BS, CIC; and Michael Fetzer, BSISE, Nationwide Children’s Hospital 
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