About Us

WHO WE ARE

The Center for Patient Safety, established in 2005, is an independent, not-for-profit organization dedicated to promoting safe and quality healthcare through the reduction of medical errors.

  • Created to serve as a hub for collaboration among stakeholders to improve the safety of care
  • One of the first federally-listed PSOs in November 2008, now one of the largest and most active PSOs in the country
  • Provides solutions and resources to improve patient safety and quality of healthcare delivery
  • Collaborates with providers, physicians, purchasers, consumers and government

At the Center, our focus is on learning what medical errors occur, why they occur and how to prevent patient harm. We emphasize the importance of culture in promoting safe systems of care.

MISSION

The Center for Patient Safety’s mission is “to be a leader in providing creative solutions and to improve patient safety.” We strive to lead the industry in providing timely solutions and resources to improve patient safety and the quality of healthcare delivery.

VISION

The Center for Patient Safety’s vision is “a health care environment safe for all patients and healthcare providers, in all processes, all the time.” The Center focuses on learning what and why medical errors occur and how to prevent patient harm.  We emphasize the importance of culture in promoting safe systems of care.

VALUES

  • Integrity: Methods and activities employed or promoted by the Center will be non-punitive in nature
  • Culture of Patient Safety: The Center will focus on culture, system and process changes. The Center will focus its efforts to achieve continuous improvements in patient safety and health care quality
  • Advocacy:  The Center will advocate for implementation of proven patient safety initiative. The Center will promote and advocate for voluntary, confidential adverse event reporting to promote learning from the data and sharing of improvement strategies that will lead to prevention of adverse events
  • Excellence: The Center will focus its efforts to achieve continuous improvements in patient safety and health care quality

WHO WE SERVE

The Center works with organizations in nearly every state to improve patient safety across the continuum of care:

HOW WE DO IT

CPS strongly supports the keys to improve patient safety: PROTECTING. LEARNING. PREVENTING.

Protecting.Learning.Preventing.

 

HISTORY

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Great Read – IHI Reliability Article:

IHI recently shared good advice on how to improve care to lessen the likelihood of human error.  Systems and processes can be made more reliable by standardizing, simplifying, reducing autonomy and highli

Nursing Home Week Spotlight: Kathy Wire:

The Center for Patient Safety is proud of our diverse team and is especially proud of our Patient Safety Specialist, Kathryn Wire, JD, MBA, CPHRM, CPPS. Having spent much of her time in nursing homes, hos

Hospital Week Spotlight: Eunice Halverson:

The Center for Patient Safety is proud of our diverse team and is especially proud of our Patient Safety Specialist, Eunice Halverson, MA, CPPS. Having spent much of her time in hospitals and health syste

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The Center for Patient Safety believes that collaboration and sharing are the best ways to drive improvement. We strive to provide the right solutions and resources to improve healthcare safety and quality.