A Message from the CPS Executive Director

January 14, 2015    |   By: Calevir

Becky Miller, Executive Director

Becky Miller, MHA, CPHQ, FACHE, CPPS
Executive Director
Center for Patient Safety

We are excited about the Center for Patient Safety’s 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.

We hope you will join us as the celebration continues throughout 2015, including our March patient safety conference and available resources during Patient Safety Awareness Week!

Find out more about Patient Safety Awareness Week.

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