MOCPS Celebrates Five Years!

April 20, 2011    |   By: Calevir

For five years, the Missouri Center for Patient Safety has worked for health care change by bringing organizations and individuals together to improve patient safety.     The goal: learn as much as possible about medical errors, so we can prevent them from occurring.

Completing five years of our vital work is more than an anniversary or an achievement – it’s an indicator.     Our work in the first five years has been meaningful and will undoubtedly continue to be even more necessary into the future.

In five years we have:

  • Achieved organizational goals as a result of successful funding efforts, obtaining more than $1.5 million in grant funding and additional funding to support special projects.
  • Gained recognition as a state and national leader in patient safety.
  • Led successful statewide initiatives to improve safety culture, teamwork, communication and decrease blood stream infections.
  • Provided   education and training for health care providers, professionals, students, regulators, and consumers.
  • Served   as a statewide resource on patient safety through our website, interviews, articles, and other public outreach.
  • Became a leader in PSO services – working with more than 180 providers to report medical mistakes, learn from mistakes and take actions aimed at prevention .
  • Aimed toward future growth through short and long term communications and development strategies.


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