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National Patient Safety Foundation


As 2014 comes to a close, we at the National Patient Safety Foundation thank you for being a valued member of the NPSF community, for your unwavering commitment to advancing patient safety, and for sharing in our mission to make health care safer for patients and the workforce.  

Please Support the Foundation’s Patient Safety Awareness Week Activities

Help NPSF Advance the Patient Safety Mission and Meet Our Goal of 500 Donations by December 31.

NPSF is a nonprofit 501(c)(3) organization, and we depend upon external support for our initiatives. Patient Safety Awareness Week, March 8-14, 2015, is our annual nationwide call-to-action, and requires significant resources to bring critical safety messages to health care professionals, patients and families, and leaders and policymakers.

Patient Safety Awareness Week was started in 2002 by someone who had seen the best and worst of health care. Ilene Corina’s first son died as a result of a breakdown in communication, and for a week, bled following surgery. Three years later her youngest son received exceptional care after being born prematurely. She went to work as an advocate to help other families navigate the health care system and understand patient safety. A long-serving member of the NPSF governing boards, she initiated Patient Safety Awareness Week as an opportunity to celebrate patient safety and openly talk about what we can do to improve patient outcomes.

Help us continue this work.
Your support is essential to the success of our Patient Safety Week Campaign 


We hope you will join the 2015 Patient Safety Awareness Week team by making an end-of-year commitment through…

  • a personal or family donation 
  • an employer matching contribution
  • a corporate donation of available year-end funds
  • or a one-time or annual philanthropic gift of any kind 

Preventable adverse events in health care touch us all. Whether they involve a family member, friend, or personal experience, the stories are many, the results sometimes devastating. But we can make a difference, and your support for Patient Safety Awareness Week activities is a meaningful way for you to help advance patient safety.

Please join the Patient Safety Awareness Week efforts; contribute now and help us reach our goal of 500 donations by December 31, 2014.

Patient Safety Awareness Week 2014 focused on diagnostic error. Experts estimate that as many as 1 in every 10 diagnoses is wrong, delayed, or missed completely, potentially accounting for 40,000-80,000 deaths per year in the US. NPSF offered an educational webcast series for the public about diagnostic error, with more than 1,600 listeners tuning in, and distributed educational toolkits to almost 300 member organizations. 


Thank you, and best wishes for the holiday season.

Tejal K. Gandhi, MD, MPH, CPPS
President and CEO, National Patient Safety Foundation 



 Donate Online

Click here to make a donation via credit card or e-check.

Mail a Check 

Send a check in any amount to: National Patient Safety Foundation, Attn: David Coletta, Senior Vice President, Strategic Alliances, 268 Summer Street, 6th Floor, Boston, MA 02210. To learn more, contact David at 617.391.9908 or

Your donation is tax deductible to the fullest extent allowed by law.


 You can also help support the patient safety mission when you shop at AmazonSmile. Amazon will donate a percentage of the cost of your purchase to NPSF. 


The National Patient Safety Foundation’s vision is to create a world where patients and those who care for them are free from harm. A central voice for patient safety since 1997, 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. 

National Patient Safety Foundation

268 Summer Street · 6th Floor
Boston, MA 02210 USA
Phone: (617) 391-9900
Fax: (617) 391-9999
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