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|Riverview Hospital Participates in National Patient Safety Awareness Week|
March 8th 2013 - |
Riverview Hospital joined Governor Mike Pence, the Indiana Hospital Association and other local hospitals to observe Patient Safety Awareness Week, March 3-9, 2013. Patient Safety Awareness Week is an annual education and awareness campaign for healthcare safety led by the National Patient Safety Foundation (NPSF). This year's theme, Patient Safety 7/365, highlights the importance of a year-round focus on patient safety.
“Patient Safety Awareness Week reminds us of our long-standing commitment to provide the safest care possible to every patient, every day,” said Joyce Wood, chief nursing officer and VP of Organizational Improvement at Riverview Hospital. “This effort also underscores a statewide commitment to work collaboratively with other healthcare organizations, providers and consumers to continually look for innovative ways to improve patient safety.”
NPSF encourages creative collaboration among provider groups, patient advocates and other community organizations to help patients understand how they can be part of the solution. Riverview Hospital supports collaboration and healthy communication between providers, patients and families to ensure treatment adherence and reduce unnecessary care.
"Patient safety and the quality of care in our hospitals remains a primary focus of the Indiana Hospital Association,” said Betsy Lee, director, Indiana Patient Safety Center. “Indiana hospitals continue to reach patient safety milestones and find ways to improve the care their patients receive.”