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APD Joins Nationwide Effort to Promote Patient Safety Awareness

March 2, 2012—As an effort to raise awareness and encourage the engagement of patients, families, doctors, nurses and all staff, Alice Peck Day Memorial Hospital is participating in the 2012 Patient Safety Awareness Week campaign, Be Aware for Safe Care.

Patient Safety Awareness Week, March 4-10, 2012, is an annual, National Patient Safety Foundation led education and awareness campaign for healthcare safety. This year’s theme: Be Aware for Safe Care focuses on the need for everyone to understand the importance of patient safety and to recognize the range of efforts being made to improve health safety in the US and worldwide.
APD will engage staff, patients and the community through educational and awareness-building activities specific to patient safety. The campaign seeks to make patients, families, doctors, nurses, all staff and the public aware of the ways they can participate in these efforts and partner to improve patient safety.

“The safety of our patients is central to every aspect of the care delivered within our health system,’” said Harry G. Dorman, III, FACHE, President and Chief Executive Officer. “The collaborative initiatives of our staff to monitor medication safety, make patients an active participant in their care, and provide on-going educational opportunities about infection and fall prevention help demonstrate our serious commitment to provide the safest, most effective care to all.”
   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. As a central voice for patient safety, NPSF is committed to a collaborative, inclusive, multi-stakeholder approach in all that it does. NPSF is an independent, not-for-profit 501(c)(3) organization.