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Throwback Thursday: Patient Safety Awareness Week 2015

Posted By Administration, Thursday, February 18, 2016

Memorial Hermann Tabletop game during Patient Safety Awareness Week
Memorial Hermann tabletop game during
Patient Safety Awareness Week 2015

This is the first of a series of posts that will highlight past events or success stories that others may want to emulate.

With the United for Patient Safety campaign—and the countdown to Patient Safety Awareness Week—under way, now is a good time to look back at what some organizations did to mark the week in 2015.


Memorial Hermann Health System, a large, not-for-profit health system in Texas, put together multiple activities at a number of sites to engage staff in learning about patient safety. A founding member of the NPSF Stand Up for Patient Safety program, Memorial Hermann comprises 13 hospitals and numerous specialty programs.

“Our hospitals, under the direction of the patient safety specialists, coordinated activities to reinforce knowledge of safety behaviors and increase engagement in promoting a safe culture,” says Lorraine Cull, MSN, RN, senior patient safety specialist at Memorial Hermann.

Activities held at Memorial Hermann facilities during Patient Safety Awareness Week 2015 included:

  • A Safety Coach breakfast to honor staff who mentor their peers in safe behaviors and procedures
  • A “Little House of Horrors,” in which staff were challenged to identify all of the errors in a simulated clinical scene
  • Patient Safety Jeopardy, which tested teams in their knowledge of best practices
  • A patient safety fair and poster contest

Patient Safety Awareness Week 2016 is March 13-19. Share your plans on the website, or comment on this post below. Note: to post a comment you must be logged in. Register or log in.

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