Tuesday, February 26, 2013

Patient Safety Week Observed at NHTP

Naval Hospital Twentynine Palms Takes Part in Nationwide Effort to Raise Awareness of Patient Safety
Patient Safety Awareness Week, March 3-9, 2013
Twentynine Palms, CA – February 19, 2013 – In an effort to raise awareness and encourage the engagement of patients, families, health care providers, and the public, Naval Hospital Twentynine Palms has announced its participation in the 2013 Patient Safety Awareness Week campaign, Patient Safety 7/365.

Patient Safety Awareness Week is an annual education and awareness campaign for health care safety led by the National Patient Safety Foundation (NPSF). Each year, health care organizations around the world take part in the event by prominently displaying the campaign logo and promotional materials within their organizations, creating awareness in the community, and utilizing NPSF educational resources with hospital staff.

Patient Safety Awareness Week, which NPSF created in 2002, will be recognized March 3-9, 2013. This year’s theme, Patient Safety 7/365, highlights the need for everyone to understand the importance of focusing on patient safety all year round. The 7 days of the campaign also serve as time to recognize the range of work being done to improve health care safety worldwide.

Naval Hospital Twentynine Palms will engage staff, patients, and the community through educational and awareness-building activities specific to patient safety.

“Patient Safety 7/365 reminds us that providing safe patient care requires a constant and valiant effort, 365 days a year. This week encourages a sustainable and conscientious collaboration between health care organizations, providers, and consumers, regardless of their current state of health. The week is intended to imprint an indelible statement that efforts toward patient safety must be collaborative and that we must never be satisfied with the status quo,” said Patricia A. McGaffigan, RN, MS, interim president, National patient Safety Foundation.

NPSF encourages creative collaboration among provider groups, patient advocates, and other community organizations to help patients and consumers understand how they can participate to be part of the solution.

For additional information on Patient Safety Awareness Week, please visit www.npsf.org.

About Naval Hospital Twentynine Palms:
Our mission is to deliver patient-centered healthcare in a safe environment and be ready to deploy. 

About the National Patient Safety Foundation
The National Patient Safety Foundation has been pursuing one mission since its founding in 1997 – to improve the safety of care provided to patients. As a central voice for patient safety, NPSF is committed to a collaborative, multi-stakeholder approach in all that it does. NPSF is an independent, not-for-profit 501(c)(3) organization.