ED Departure

December 16, 2015    |   By: Calevir

bm-t1“It has been a pleasure establishing and growing the Center over its first decade and I expect it will continue to grow and flourish under new leadership into the future.” Becky Miller

The Center for Patient Safety (CPS) has seen tremendous growth under the leadership of Becky Miller over the last ten years. Under direction and support from the Missouri Hospital Association, Primaris, and the Missouri State Medical Association, CPS was founded in 2005 to act as a central hub for stakeholders to collaborate and improve the safety of care. 

As the first Executive Director, Becky focused on growing the CPS Team by onboarding top patient safety experts and working with leading national organizations. In 2008, Becky registered CPS as one of the first federally listed Patient Safety Organizations (PSOs). This allowed CPS to move forward with critically important efforts to bring healthcare providers together to assess and improve the culture for safety and use data, information and evidencebased practices to improve the safety of care and reduce harm.

Under Becky’s guidance, CPS built a curriculum around patient safety in hospitals that is now applicable across the continuum of care – and there’s no slowing down! CPS is now recognized as one of the most trusted resources in patient safety and one of the most active PSOs in the country, working with hospitals, EMS, LTC, home care, pharmacies, and medical offices across the country.

Becky has left the Center to pursue a career closer to the delivery of quality and safe care but her vision continues as we push towards a healthcare environment safe for all patients and all healthcare providers in all processes, all the time.

Alex Christgen is the Interim Executive Director for the Center for Patient Safety. You can reach her at [email protected].


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