This past week, March 8-14, was National Patient Safety Awareness week, reminding us all to work together to ensure that patients, and those who care for them, are free from harm.
This year’s theme, “United in Safety,” was a call to remember that:
- Everyone in the health care process plays a role in delivering safe care and by uniting together and sharing that common goal, we can make a difference in patient safety.
- From patients to care providers, from the front lines to the executive suite, from the patient and family advocate to the corporate solutions provider — we are all united in the goal of keeping patients and those who care for them free from harm.
- The focus of this campaign is patient engagement and emphasizes the importance of the relationship between providers and patients and their families.
- Enhanced communication begins with an informed and engaged patient and helps to lead to safer care
Here at HOI, we’ve taken steps to emphasize the importance of patient care and safety. Our patients begin hearing “safety messages” from the time they are contacted before admission and all the way through the process of surgery, recovery and rehabilitation. Each patient interaction confirms the message of keeping our patients and those who care for them free from harm.