New York State Hospitals Recognized for Patient Safety Efforts

In recognition of National Patient Safety Awareness Week, the New York Chapter of the American College of Physicians (NYACP) would like to publicly congratulate the following New York State Hospitals who received a Chapter Quality Award in 2010.  This prestigious award is given “in recognition of the completion of Near Miss Patient Safety Training thus creating a Culture of Patient Safety and Demonstrated Commitment to Excellence in Systems Based Practice that Supports, Nurtures and Enhances Patient Care.”  

Each year, healthcare organizations internationally take part in the National Patient Safety Awareness Week (PSAW).  PSAW is an annual, National Patient Safety Foundation (NPSF) led education and awareness campaign for healthcare safety. NPSF is the founding sponsor of Patient Safety Awareness Week and has led the event since 2002. This year’s National Patient Safety Awareness Week is March 6-12, 2011.

The 2010 NYACP Quality Award recipients are:
– Creedmoor Psychiatric Center  – Queens Village;
– Interfaith Medical Center – Brooklyn;
– Lincoln Medical and Mental Health Center – Bronx;  
– Lourdes Hospital – Binghamton;
– Mount Vernon Hospital – Mount Vernon;  
– Nassau University Medical Center – East Meadow;  
– New York Downtown Hospital – New York City;
– Saint Barnabas Hospital – Bronx;
– South Nassau Communities Hospital – Oceanside;
– United Health Services Hospital – Johnson City; and
– Unity Hospital – Rochester.

These hospitals completed the Near Miss Patient Safety Training by sponsoring educational training on the complex anatomy of medical errors, classifications of errors and common tools used to mitigate each of them as well as a review of reporting systems.   Participants are shown how to access the New York State Near Miss registry.

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