Boston, MA (July 18, 2012)—The Lucian Leape Institute (LLI) at the National Patient Safety Foundation has announced the program for its 5th Annual Forum & Gala to be held in Boston on Thursday, September 13, 2012. Read More→
Boston, MA (June 22, 2012)—The National Patient Safety Foundation (NPSF) has announced new appointments to the Foundation’s Board of Directors and Board of Governors, effective June 1, 2012.
“We are extremely pleased and honored to welcome these distinguished health care leaders to our boards,” said NPSF President Diane C. Pinakiewicz, MBA, CPPS “They each bring a wealth of experience, knowledge, and a proven commitment to patient safety to their new roles, and join a remarkable group of visionaries who continue to serve on the NPSF boards. We look forward to their unique perspectives and contributions.” Read More→
The Doctors Company Foundation and the Lucian Leape Institute, in Partnership, Present Young Physicians Patient Safety Awards
BOSTON, MA (May 18, 2012) – The Doctors Company Foundation, in partnership with the Lucian Leape Institute at the National Patient Safety Foundation (NPSF), has announced the winners of The Doctors Company Foundation Young Physicians Patient Safety Awards, which recognize young physicians for their deep personal insight into the significance of patient safety work.
Medical Center Recognized for Falls Prevention Effort
Boston, MA (May 18, 2011)—The National Patient Safety Foundation (NPSF) has announced that the 2012 Stand Up For Patient Safety Management Award will go to Lallie Kemp Regional Medical Center, part of the Louisiana State University system, LSU Health. The award will be conferred at the 14th Annual NPSF Patient Safety Congress to be held May 23-25, 2012, in Washington, DC. Read More→
Grant Award Recipients from Johns Hopkins University and University of Pittsburgh School of Nursing
BOSTON, MA (May 9, 2012) – The National Patient Safety Foundation (NPSF) today announced that it has awarded a total of $200,000 in grants for two innovative patient safety research projects. The grants are awarded through the NPSF Research Grants Program, which promotes studies leading to the prevention of human errors, system errors, patient injuries, and their consequences. Read More→
Professional and Consumer Focus Highlight Patient Safety Awareness Week, March 4-10, 2012
Boston, Mass. (March 1, 2012)—Health care professionals and consumers alike are the focus as the National Patient Safety Foundation (NPSF) leads Patient Safety Awareness Week, March 4-10, 2012. This year’s theme, Be Aware for Safe Care, calls for all parties in the health care equation to be aware of ongoing efforts to improve patient safety and how they can take part in advancing them. Read More→
Boston, Mass. (February 7, 2012) – The Certification Board for Professionals in Patient Safety (CBPPS) today announced the official launch date for the highly-anticipated Certified Professional in Patient Safety (CPPS) exam. This credentialing process is designed to establish patient safety competency standards and elevate the professional stature of health care professionals who meet knowledge requirements in safety science, human factors engineering, and the practice of safe care. Read More→
Plans Announced at Plenary Session of QualityNet 2011 led by HHS Secretary Kathleen Sebelius
Boston, Mass. (Dec. 21, 2011)—The National Patient Safety Foundation, in conjunction with leaders from throughout the health care spectrum, announced plans to mark the one-year anniversary of the groundbreaking Partnership for Patients Initiative at the NPSF Patient Safety Congress to be held May 23-25 in Washington, DC. Read More→
NPSF Announces 2012 Patient Safety Awareness Week Campaign
BOSTON, MA (Oct. 5, 2011) – In an effort to raise awareness and encourage the engagement of patients, families, health care providers, and the public, the National Patient Safety Foundation today announced its 2012 Patient Safety Awareness Week campaign, Be Aware for Safe Care. Read More→
Boston, MA, Aug. 16, 2011 – The Lucian Leape Institute at the National Patient Safety Foundation has announced the program for the fourth annual Forum & Gala to be held in Boston on Thursday, September 22, 2011.
An interactive afternoon dialogue with members of the Institute will be followed by an evening program featuring guest speaker, Atul Gawande, MD, MPH. Dr. Gawande, a general and endocrine surgeon at Brigham and Women’s Hospital in Boston, is known for his writing on topics in medicine, health care quality, and health reform. A staff writer at the New Yorker magazine since 1998, Dr. Gawande has authored three books that have appeared on the New York Times Bestseller list, the most recent of which, The Checklist Manifesto: How to Get Things Right, examines the use of checklists to perform complex work. Read More→