NPSF Welcomes CHI St. Luke’s Health System
Tuesday, April 15, 2014
Posted by: Mark Alpert
The National Patient Safety Foundation (NPSF) is proud to welcome CHI St. Luke’s Health as the newest member of the NPSF Stand Up for Patient Safety Program.
“Stand Up for Patient Safety member organizations are leading the way in creating measurable improvements in the safety and care of patients across the country,” said Tejal K. Gandhi, MD, MPH, CPPS, president of NPSF. “Participants in this ongoing program have made a commitment to adopting a culture of safety, system improvement, and continuous learning. We are very pleased to welcome CHI St. Luke’s Health to the Stand Up program.”
Stand Up for Patient Safety is a program that health care organizations join to enhance education and awareness of health care safety among executives, management, staff, patients, and the communities they serve. As a member organization, St. Luke’s will receive benefits to help support a number of initiatives, including:
Educational and training opportunities focusing on patient safety as a top priority for all staff members
Information for patients and their families about how to make their health care safer
Tools and resources to engage staff and patients in patient safety best practices
Headquartered in Houston, Texas, the CHI St. Luke’s Health system includes medical centers in Houston, The Woodlands, Sugar Land, and Pasadena, Texas, and outpatient facilities in the Greater Houston area. In 2013, several of the St. Luke’s hospitals were recognized by U.S. News & World Report as being among the Best Regional Hospitals, and the system has consistently been cited as a leader in cardiology. In April 2014, Baylor St. Luke’s Medical Center, home of the Texas Heart Institute, was named by Becker’s Hospital Review as one of its “100 Great Hospitals in America.”
“We appreciate the National Patient Safety Foundation’s dedication to quality patient care demonstrated by their Stand Up for Patient Safety Program,” said Debora Simmons, PhD, RN, CCNS, senior vice president and chief quality officer, CHI St. Luke’s Health. “We look forward to accessing the educational benefits of membership as we serve our patients and their families with Faithful Loving Care at our Houston area facilities.”
Members of the Stand Up for Patient Safety Program include hospitals, health systems, ambulatory care centers, physician practices, and other health organizations. For more information about the program, visit www.npsf.org.
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 and those who care for them. NPSF partners with patients and families, the health care community, and key stakeholders to advance patient safety and health care workforce safety and disseminate programs, tools, and resources to prevent harm. NPSF is an independent, not-for-profit 501(c)(3) organization.
About CHI St. Luke’s Health
CHI St. Luke’s Health (stlukestexas.com) includes Baylor St. Luke’s Medical Center in the Texas Medical Center; St. Luke’s The Woodlands Hospital; St. Luke’s Sugar Land Hospital; St. Luke’s Lakeside Hospital; St. Luke’s Patients Medical Center; and St. Luke’s Hospital at The Vintage. Baylor St. Luke’s is home to the Texas Heart® Institute, which was founded in 1962 by Denton A. Cooley, MD. Affiliated with several nursing schools and three medical schools, Baylor St. Luke’s Medical Center was the first hospital in Texas named a Magnet Hospital for Nursing Excellence, receiving the award three times. CHI St. Luke’s Health is a member of Catholic Health Initiatives. Catholic Health Initiatives℠ (CHI) is a national nonprofit health system headquartered in Englewood, Colo. The faith-based system operates in 18 states and includes 86 hospitals; 40 long-term care, assisted- and residential-living facilities; two academic medical centers; two community health-services organizations; two accredited nursing colleges; and home health agencies. Currently, CHI ranks as the nation’s third-largest faith-based health system, with annual operating revenues of more than $12 billion and approximately 85,500 employees. In fiscal year 2012, CHI provided more than $715 million in charity care and community benefit, including services for the poor, free clinics, education and research.