The National Patient Safety Foundation has pursued one mission since its founding in 1997: to improve the safety of care provided to patients. The foundation’s Stand Up for Patient Safety is a program that health care organizations join to enhance education and awareness of health care safety among management, staff, patients and the communities they serve.
“We serve our patients and their families as expert, caring partners in their health,” said Michele Campbell, RN, MSM, CPHQ, FABC, vice president of Patient Safety and Accreditation at Christiana Care. “In becoming a member of the Stand Up program, we continue to advance our commitment to patient and employee safety.”
As a member organization, Christiana Care will receive benefits to help support a number of initiatives, including:
- Educational and training opportunities focusing on patient safety as a top priority for all staff members.
- Information for patients and their families about how to make their health care safer.
- Tools and resources to engage staff and patients in patient safety best practices.
Members of the Stand Up for Patient Safety Program include hospitals, health systems, ambulatory care centers, physician practices and other health organizations.
“Stand Up for Patient Safety member organizations are providing the leadership necessary to create measurable improvements in the safety and care of patients across the country,” said Tejal K. Gandhi, M.D., MPH, CPPS, president of the foundation. “Participants in this ongoing program are committed to adopting a culture of safety, system improvement and continuous learning. We are very pleased to welcome Christiana Care to the Stand Up program.”