safety and quality work.


safe cultures and best practices.


adverse events and patient harm.

Recent News / Blog

  • Healthcare Quality Week is October 18-24

    Later this month is Healthcare Quality Week, sponsored by the National Association for Healthcare Quality (NAHQ).  Use the week to recognize healthcare quality management

  • Safety Watch Issued – Expressed Breast Milk

    Today, the Center released a Patient Safety Watch: Expressed Breast Milk.  We encourage you to review the watch and share with others in your organization.

  • CPS White Paper Released:  The Intersection of Safety Culture, Second Victim Intervention Programs and PSOs

      On September 24, 2015 the Center for Patient Safety, in collaboration with MU Health Care and the North Carolina Quality and Patient Safety

  • Services

    Safety Culture

    A strong cultural foundation that supports communication, teamwork, and leadership is a key step to improving patient safety in any environment:

    Survey on Patient Safety Culture
    Just Culture
    Comprehensive Unit-Based Safety Program (CUSP)
    Resources and services


    The Centers’ PSO services offer a seamless way for licensed healthcare providers to work collaboratively to learn how to reduce serious events and patient harm within the federal confidentiality and privilege protections of the federal Patient Safety and Quality Improvement Act of 2005.

    Long-term Care


    Who We Serve


    The Center for Patient Safety offers a variety of services for Emergency Medical Services.


    The Center for Patient Safety offers a variety of services for hospitals and ambulatory surgery centers.

    Long-Term Care

    The Center for Patient Safety offers a variety of services for Long-term Care facilities.


    The Center for Patient Safety offers a variety of services for physicians and medical offices.

    What Our Clients Say About Us

    Thank you for providing such valuable resources.  They have helped us share the importance of safety with staff, physicians and visitors.

    We love the Center’s patient safety culture survey feedback reports. The department level reports give a level of granularity we were lacking with previous surveys.

    The Center’s reach and dedication of their staff to collaborative efforts, particularly their introduction of Just Culture to long-term care, distinguishes them in this work.

    Word from Executive Director, Becky Miller

    We are excited about our 10th year as a part of the solution to address the multitude of issues surrounding patient safety. Safety culture is the KEY! Medical error prevention and reduced patient harm occurs in organizations with a strong safety culture, supporting and encouraging the reporting of adverse events, near misses and unsafe conditions; reporting that leads to learning what and why errors occur and to sharing of solutions.

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