NPSF Welcomes Christiana Care Health System
Thursday, February 6, 2014
Posted by: Elma Sanders
Delaware-Based Health System Is Newest Member of NPSF Stand Up for Patient Safety Program
Boston, MA, February 6, 2014—The National Patient Safety Foundation (NPSF) is proud to welcome Christiana Care Health System as the newest member of the NPSF Stand Up for Patient Safety Program.
“Stand Up for Patient Safety member organizations are providing the leadership necessary to create 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 are committed to adopting a culture of safety, system improvement, and continuous learning. We are very pleased to welcome Christiana Care 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 management, staff, patients, and the communities they serve. As a member organization, Christiana Care 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 Wilmington, Delaware, Christiana Care oversees 50 clinical locations and 118 provider offices and primarily serves residents of Delaware, Maryland, New Jersey, and Pennsylvania. Christiana Care includes two hospital campuses, Wilmington Hospital in the city of Wilmington, Del., and Christiana Hospital in Newark, Del.
“We serve our patients and their families as expert, caring partners in their health,” said Michele Campbell, RN, MSM, CPHQ, FABC, vice president of Patient Safety and Accreditation at Christiana Care. “In becoming a member of the Stand Up program, we continue to advance our commitment to patient and employee safety.”
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 strategies to prevent harm. NPSF is an independent, not-for-profit 501(c)(3) organization.
About Christiana Care Health System
Christiana Care Health System is one of the country’s largest health care providers, ranking as the 22nd leading hospital in the nation and 12th on the East Coast in terms of admissions. A not-for-profit teaching hospital affiliated with Thomas Jefferson Medical College, Christiana Care is recognized as a regional center for excellence in cardiology, cancer and women’s health services, as well as for its Level-I trauma care and Level-3 neonatal intensive care (both highest capability). Christiana Care includes two hospitals with 1,100 patient beds, a home health care service, preventive medicine, rehabilitation services, a network of primary care physicians and an extensive range of outpatient services. For more information about Christiana Care, visit www.christianacare.org/whoweare.