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  The organizations listed below have endorsed the content of the NPSF Call to Action: Preventable Health Care Harm Is a Public Health Crisis and Patient Safety Requires a Coordinated Public Health Response. Additional endorsements are pending. Organizations interested in endorsing this report should contact info@npsf.orgPage updated Dec 18, 2017
    The AAMI Foundation
The AAMI Foundation serves the public welfare and improves patient safety by supporting the safe adoption and safe use of healthcare technology, and by recognizing the professionals who work in this realm. It does this through its national patient safety initiatives, the distribution of scholarships to students, a grant program, and awards for excellence. 
    ABIM Foundation
Doctors who earn and maintain board certification from the American Board of Internal Medicine differentiate themselves every day through their specialized knowledge and commitment to continual learning in service of their patients. Established as an independent nonprofit more than 80 years ago, ABIM continues to be driven by doctors who want to achieve higher standards for better care in a rapidly changing world. The ABIM Foundation develops and implements projects in support of the mission to advance medical professionalism to improve the quality of health care. 

American Association for Physician Leadership

The American Association for Physician Leadership® is the only professional organization dedicated to providing education, career support, and advocacy to support physician leaders as they create transformative solutions within the rapidly evolving field of health care. Founded in 1975, the nonprofit association has members in 46 countries. The association is known for its award-winning magazine, the Physician Leadership Journal, its continuing medical education (CME) courses, and its Certified Physician Executive (CPE) certification program. Based in Tampa, Florida, the association is accredited by the Accreditation Council for Continuing Medical Education (ACCME) to provide continuing education credits, and by the Certifying Commission in Medical Management to award CPE certification.

    American Association of Critical-Care Nurses (AACN)
AACN is dedicated to creating a healthcare system driven by the needs of patients and families where acute and critical care nurses make their optimal contribution. 
    American Board of Internal Medicine (ABIM)
ABIM board certified doctors make a difference. Internists and subspecialists who earn and maintain board certification from ABIM differentiate themselves every day through their specialized knowledge and commitment to continual learning in service of their patients. Established as an independent nonprofit more than 80 years ago, ABIM continues to be driven by doctors who want to achieve higher standards for better care in a rapidly changing world. Visit ABIM's blog to learn more, and follow ABIM on Facebook and Twitter. ABIM is a member of the American Board of Medical Specialties. 
    American Board of Medical Specialties (ABMS)
Established in 1933, ABMS continues to be the leading not-for-profit organization overseeing physician certification in the United States. ABMS establishes the standards its 24 Member Boards use to develop and implement educational and professional evaluation, assessment, and certification of physician specialists. More than 860,000 physicians are certified in one or more of the approved 37 specialties and 86 subspecialties offered by the ABMS Member Boards. 

American Nurses Association

American Nurses Association (ANA) is the premier organization representing the interests of the nation's 3.6 million registered nurses. ANA advances the nursing profession by fostering high standards of nursing practice, promoting a safe and ethical work environment, bolstering the health and wellness of nurses, and advocating on health care issues that affect nurses and the public.  

    Anesthesia Patient Safety Foundation (APSF)
Founded in 1985, the Anesthesia Patient Safety Foundation promotes research of perioperative patient safety issues, supports the development of careers in patient safety, provides patient safety educational materials and communications to all anesthesia providers, and advocates for changes in clinical practices that improve patient safety. The APSF’s goal is for no patient to be harmed by anesthesia.
    Arkansas Hospital Association
The Arkansas Hospital Association’s vision is to be the trusted voice for achieving and sustaining safe, high-quality, patient-centered care in a rapidly evolving health care environment. As a membership organization and a Hospital Improvement Innovation Network, we actively work with our members, their associated care settings, patients, and key stakeholders to advance harm-free care delivery. 
    Association of periOperative Registered Nurses (AORN)
AORN represents the interests of more than 160,000 perioperative nurses by providing evidence-based research, education, standards, and practice resources—including Guidelines for Perioperative Practice—to enable optimal outcomes for patients undergoing operative and other invasive procedures. AORN’s 42,000 registered nurse members manage, teach, and practice perioperative nursing, are enrolled in nursing education, or are engaged in perioperative research. 

Aurora Health Care

Aurora Health Care is a not-for-profit health care provider and a national leader in efforts to improve health care quality, offering services in more than 90 communities throughout eastern Wisconsin and northern Illinois. Aurora is Wisconsin's largest private employer, and the state’s most comprehensive health care provider, serving more than 1.2 million patients every year via an integrated network of facilities, services and providers, including 15 hospitals, more than 150 clinics, more than 70 pharmacies and more than 33,000 caregivers. As evidenced by 300 active clinical trials, Aurora is dedicated to delivering innovations to provide the best possible care today, and to define the best care for tomorrow. 

    Betsy Lehman Center for Patient Safety
The Betsy Lehman Center is a Massachusetts state agency that conducts research and analysis, convenes quality improvement initiatives, and carries out a program of strategic communications to support healthcare providers, policymakers, and consumers working together to improve patient safety in all care settings.
    Center for Health Services and Outcomes Research (CHSOR)
Located at the Johns Hopkins Bloomberg School of Public Health, the Center for Health Services and Outcomes Research is one of the oldest and most productive centers in the US. CHSOR conducts research, and develops innovations in health care policies and practices, that will help people achieve the best health outcomes through delivery of high-quality, patient-centered, safe, and efficient health care. 
    Center for Medical Simulation
“Using simulation to improve safety, quality and education in healthcare” is the mission of the Center for Medical Simulation (CMS), a non-profit patient safety simulation organization based in Boston, Massachusetts. Simulation training at CMS gives healthcare providers a new, enlightening perspective on how to handle real-life clinical situations. With high-realism patient care scenarios that closely simulate genuine crises, the CMS experience helps participants develop preparedness to both prevent and respond to critical events. 

Children’s Hospitals’ Solutions for Patient Safety (SPS)

Children’s Hospitals’ Solutions for Patient Safety is a network of 100+ children’s hospitals who share the vision that no child will ever experience serious harm while we are trying to heal them. We believe that by putting aside competition and sharing our safety successes and failures, we can achieve our goals faster. We all learn from and all teach each other to ensure every child is safe in our care, every day.

    Children’s Hospital Association (CHA) - Child Health Patient Safety Organization (Child Health PSO)
Children's Hospital Association is the national voice of more than 220 children's hospitals, advancing child health through innovation in the quality, cost, and delivery of care with our children’s hospitals. CHA is the parent organization of Child Health Patient Safety Organization (Child Health PSO), the only federally certified PSO dedicated to children's hospitals with a vision to accelerate the elimination of preventable harm. 

The James M. Anderson Center for Health Systems Excellence

At Cincinnati Children's, our vision is to be the leader in improving child health. We are on a relentless journey in partnership with our patients and families to achieve the best possible health, experience, safety and affordability for every child and family every day.


Citizens for Patient Safety

Citizens for Patient Safety’s mission is to increase engagement between patients, families, and providers for better healthcare outcomes. CPS provides curriculum, training, and coaching to improve health literacy, strengthen person and family engagement, and promote effective communication and coordination of care.

    Duke University Health System
Duke University Health System is one of the nation’s leading health systems and is defined first and foremost by its commitments to patient safety and delivering the highest quality of care. This approach is anchored in our core value of “Caring for our patients, their loved ones, and each other” as well as supporting values of safety, excellence and teamwork. 
    Federation of State Medical Boards (FSMB)
The FSMB supports the nation’s 70 state medical and osteopathic boards as they fulfill their mandate of protecting the public’s health, safety, and welfare through the proper licensing, disciplining, and regulation of physicians and physician assistants, and other health care professionals. 
    HCA Healthcare
Above all else, we at HCA are committed to the care and improvement of human life. In recognition of this commitment, we strive to deliver high-quality, cost-effective healthcare in the communities we serve. 
    Healthcare Association of New York State (HANYS)
HANYS is the only statewide hospital and continuing care association in New York. We are located near Albany and represent 500 not-for-profit and public hospitals, nursing homes, and other health care organizations. HANYS advocates before Congress, the governor’s office, the state legislature, and state and federal agencies. We also provide education, data analytics, quality improvement initiatives, and operational assistance to help our members navigate the complexities of health care reform, and achieve the “Triple Aim” of better care, better health, and lower costs. 
    Heartland Health Research Institute
Heartland Health Research Institute (HHRI) is committed to being a trusted resource for health-related information in Iowa and other Midwestern states. By using dependable and relevant data, HHRI provides meaningful information with a goal of improving decision-making for individuals, communities, and our society.


The vision of improving health with information technology has been the focus of HIMSS since its establishment in 1961. Now, as a global voice, convener, and thought leader, HIMSS advises stakeholders on IT best practices to improve the quality, safety, and cost-effectiveness of health and healthcare.  

    Hospital Quality Institute (HQI)
The Hospital Quality Institute was established in April 2013 to realize statewide impact of improving patient safety and quality care for all Californians, to accelerate the rate of improvement, and to advance California as a national leader in quality performance.  
    Institute for Healthcare Improvement
IHI is a leader in health and health care improvement worldwide. For more than 25 years, we have partnered with visionaries, leaders, and front-line practitioners around the globe to spark bold, inventive ways to improve the health of individuals and populations. Recognized as an innovator, convener, trustworthy partner, and driver of results, we are the first place to turn for expertise, help, and encouragement for anyone, anywhere who wants to change health and health care profoundly for the better. 
    Institute for Safe Medication Practices (ISMP)
The Institute for Safe Medication Practices is the nation’s only 501(c)(3) nonprofit organization devoted entirely to medication error prevention and safe medication use. ISMP represents over 35 years of experience in helping healthcare practitioners keep patients safe, and is known and respected worldwide as the premier resource for impartial, timely, and accurate medication safety information.
    John D. Stoeckle Center for Primary Care Innovation
The Stoeckle Center was established at Massachusetts General Hospital in 2000 to address the mounting challenges in primary care and to preserve and strengthen the clinician-patient relationship as the cornerstone of primary care. With a mission to revitalize and redesign primary care locally, regionally, and nationally, the Stoeckle Center’s work focuses on innovation, education, and research. It serves as a reliable and trustworthy source of knowledge and leadership, and collaborates with numerous groups and organizations to improve primary care for patients and professionals. 

LifePoint Health

LifePoint Health® is a leading healthcare company dedicated to Making Communities Healthier.® Through its subsidiaries, it provides quality inpatient, outpatient, and post-acute services close to home. LifePoint owns and operates community hospitals, regional health systems, physician practices, outpatient centers, and post-acute facilities in 22 states. It is the sole community healthcare provider in the majority of the non-urban communities it serves. 

    Massachusetts Coalition for the Prevention of Medical Errors
The Massachusetts Coalition for the Prevention of Medical Errors is a public-private partnership whose mission is to improve patient safety and eliminate medical errors in Massachusetts. The coalition leverages the efforts of its multi-stakeholder member organizations to achieve this goal, promoting a systems-oriented approach, identifying causes of medical errors, and sharing, developing, and supporting implementation of strategies for prevention. 
    MHA Keystone Center
The MHA Keystone Center brings together hospitals, and state and national patient safety experts to collect and report data, and implements evidence-based best practices to improve patient safety and reduce healthcare costs in Michigan and beyond.
    Minnesota Alliance for Patient Safety (MAPS)
Since 2000, the Minnesota Alliance for Patient Safety has worked to achieve its mission of safe care everywhere by engaging a diverse stakeholder coalition with over 100 members that broadly represent Minnesota's health care community. MAPS’ strategic priority is to engage patients, providers and the community for better, safer health care across the continuum. 
    MITSS (Medically Induced Trauma Support Services)
Medically Induced Trauma Support Services Inc. is a non-profit organization founded in June of 2002 whose mission is “To Support Healing and Restore Hope” to patients, families, and clinicians who have been affected by an adverse medical event. Medically induced trauma is an unexpected outcome that occurs during medical and/or surgical care that affects the emotional well being of the patient, family member, or clinician.
    National Association for Healthcare Quality
NAHQ defines the standard of excellence for the healthcare quality profession and equips professionals and organizations to meet these standards. NAHQ offers the HQ Principles program for professionals new to the field; the industry-elevating HQ Essentials: Competencies for the Healthcare Quality Profession; and the only certification in healthcare quality – the CPHQ – a designation held by 10,000 individuals across the continuum of healthcare. 
    Oregon Patient Safety Commission
The Oregon Patient Safety Commission seeks to advance, support, and encourage patient safety in Oregon. By working to reduce the risk of patient harm and encourage a culture of patient safety through education, shared learning, and improved transparency, we are furthering our vision of safe healthcare for all Oregonians. 
    Pacific Business Group on Health
The Pacific Business Group on Health (PBGH) is a non-profit business coalition focused on improving the quality and affordability of health care. PBGH represents more than 60 employer Members, who provide coverage to nearly 6 million individuals in the United States and represent some of the largest companies in the country, to implement innovative solutions for improving health care outcomes and value. PBGH and its Members partner with providers, health plans, consumers, foundations, and others to create measurable change. 
    Partners HealthCare
Partners HealthCare is an integrated health system founded by Brigham and Women’s Hospital and Massachusetts General Hospital. In addition to its two academic medical centers, the Partners system includes community and specialty hospitals, a managed care organization, community health centers, a physician network, home health and long-term care services, and other health care entities. Partners HealthCare is committed to patient care, research, teaching, and service to the community. Partners is one of the nation’s leading biomedical research organizations and a principal teaching affiliate of Harvard Medical School. Partners HealthCare is a non-profit organization. 
    Presbyterian Healthcare Services - New Mexico
Presbyterian Healthcare Services is an integrated system of eight hospitals, a multi-specialty medical group with more than 800 physicians and advanced practice clinicians, and a statewide health plan. We serve one in three New Mexicans with care or coverage. 
    Society of Hospital Medicine (SHM)
The Society of Hospital Medicine is a professional medical society representing more than 15,000 of over 50,000 practicing hospitalists in the U.S. dedicated to providing exceptional care to the hospitalized patient. 
    Society to Improve Diagnosis in Medicine
The Society to Improve Diagnosis in Medicine’s (SIDM) vision is to “Create a world where no patients are harmed by Diagnostic error.” SIDM catalyzes and leads change to improve diagnosis and eliminate harm, in partnership with patients, their families, the healthcare community, and every interested stakeholder. 
    Tufts Medical Center and Floating Hospital for Children
Tufts Medical Center is an academic medical center committed to the highest standards in clinical care, patient experience, teaching, and research that was founded in 1796 by early American patriots. Our caregivers thrive on making health care better and more affordable for those with the most complex illnesses. Our 415-bed Boston campus includes the Floating Hospital for Children. 
    UC Davis Medical Center
UC Davis Medical Center serves a 33-county region and 6 million residents across northern and central California with a nationally renowned 627-bed acute-care teaching hospital where clinical practice, teaching, and research converge to advance health. UC Davis operates the only level 1 trauma center in the Sacramento region for both adult and pediatric emergencies.The medical center is a leading referral center for the most seriously injured or ill patients and the most medically complex cases. 
    UC Irvine Health
UC Irvine Health comprises the clinical, medical education, and research enterprises of the University of California, Irvine. Our 417-bed acute care hospital in Orange, CA, along with our ambulatory clinic network provide specialty medical, behavioral health, and rehabilitation services to more than 3.2 million people. We are dedicated to providing the highest level of quality, patient safety, and experience. Our university hospital has received a LeapFrog Grade A Hospital Safety Score for the last several years. In addition, U.S. News & World Report has listed it among America’s Best Hospitals for 16 consecutive years. We are pleased to align ourselves in support of the National Patient Safety Foundation (NPSF). 
    UC San Diego Health
As San Diego’s only academic medical center, UC San Diego Health is the region’s premier destination for those requiring complex multidisciplinary care. We are currently the No. 1 ranked health system in San Diego by US News & World Report, which is a testament to both the academic health care model and the talents and dedication of our physicians, who are faculty members at the University of California San Diego School of Medicine and often are leaders in research complementary to their clinical specialty areas. 
    UCSF Health
Composed of the University of California San Francisco Medical Center and UCSF Benioff Children's Hospitals, UCSF Health is recognized throughout the world for innovative treatments, advanced technology, collaboration among clinicians and scientists, and a highly compassionate team of patient care providers. Our expertise covers virtually all specialties, from cancer to women's health. Each year our more than 12,500 employees serve patients through 1,150,000 clinic visits and about 43,000 hospital admissions a year. 
      University of Utah Health
University of Utah Health is the Mountain West’s only academic health care system, combining excellence in patient care, the latest in medical research, and teaching to provide leading-edge medicine in a caring and personal setting. The system provides care for Utahns and residents of five surrounding states in a referral area encompassing more than 10 percent of the continental United States. 

UNT Health Science Center

UNT Health Science Center is a values-based graduate university located on 33 acres in the heart of the Fort Worth, Texas, Cultural District. Founded in 1970, the university has approximately 2,500 students across its five graduate schools: Texas College of Osteopathic Medicine, Graduate School of Biomedical Sciences, School of Public Health, School of Health Professions, and the UNT System College of Pharmacy. Key areas of interprofessional strength include aging and Alzheimer's disease, applied genetics, eye diseases, primary care, and prevention. UNTHSC is also the home to the Institute for Patient Safety and the UNTHSC School of Public Health, which are collaborating to improve health care quality and patient safety across Texas. 

    Vidant Health
Vidant Health is a 1,439-bed academic health system serving more than 1.4 million people in eastern North Carolina through primary care and range of home care, wellness, and specialty ambulatory services. As a major resource for health services and education, Vidant Health has a mission to improve the health and well-being of eastern North Carolina. 
    Virginia Mason Health System
Virginia Mason, founded in 1920, is a nonprofit regional health care system based in Seattle that serves the Pacific Northwest. In the Puget Sound region, the system includes 336-bed Virginia Mason Hospital; a group practice of approximately 500 physicians; seven regional medical centers; and Bailey-Boushay House, the first skilled-nursing and outpatient chronic care management program in the United States specifically for people with HIV/AIDS; Benaroya Research Institute for autoimmune disease research; and Virginia Mason Institute, which provides training in the Virginia Mason Production System, an innovative management methodology for continually improving quality, safety, and efficiency. The system also includes Virginia Mason Memorial, a 226-bed hospital serving the Yakima Valley in central Washington since 1950. 
    The Visiting Nurse Associations of America (VNAA)
The Visiting Nurse Associations of America advances quality, value, and innovation in home-based care and represents mission-driven providers of home and community-based health care, including hospice, across the United States.


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