CHI St. Luke’s Health is the newest member of NPSF Stand Up for Patient Safety, a program developed to help healthcare organizations improve education and awareness of healthcare safety among patients, executives, communities, management and staff.
“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, president of the National Patient Safety Foundation (NPSF), the organization behind the program.
From now on, St. Luke’s will receive benefits to help support activities like training and educational opportunities, focusing on patient safety, notes about how to make patients and families health care safer, and tools to engage both staff and patients in patient safety best practices.
“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,” Gandhi said.
Besides the outpatient facilities in the Greater Houston area, St. Luke’s has medical centers in The Woodlands, Pasadena, Houston, and Sugar Land. Known as a leader in cardiology, last year, U.S. News & World Report included some of System’s hospitals among its list of Best Regional Hospitals. Baylor St. Luke’s Medical Center was named in April, 2014 as one of the “100 Great Hospitals in America” by Becker’s Hospital Review as well.
“We appreciate the National Patient Safety Foundation’s dedication to quality patient care demonstrated by their Stand Up for Patient Safety Program,” said CHI St. Luke’s Health senior vice president and chief quality officer, Debora Simmons. The Stand Up for Patient Safety Program has ambulatory care centers, hospitals, and physician practices, among other healthcare organizations.
“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”, Simmons added.