Patient Safety Blog

The Center's Patient Safety Tele-Forum with Host, Nick Haines from KCPT-TV

 The below Tele-Forum segments, hosted by KCPT's Nick Haines, include patient safety experts, Judy Baker, Dr. Sean Berenholz, David Marx, Becky Miller and Diane Cousins, whose brief and information-packed discussions trigger a wide variety of potential news stories.

HHS Gives Outstanding Leadership Award for Achievements in Eliminating Ventilator Associated Pneumonia and Central Line Associated Blood Stream Infections to St. Joseph Mercy Hospital

The Center is so proud of our friend, colleague and faculty member, Pat Posa RN, BSN, MSA, for her leading role in earning the US Department of Health and Human Services Outstanding Leadership Award for St. Joseph Mercy Hospital in Ann Arbor, Michigan!  Pat is the System Performance Improvement Leader at St. Joseph Mercy Health System.

Navigating the Health Care System

Advice Columns from Dr. Carolyn Clancy AHRQ Director Carolyn Clancy, M.D., has prepared brief, easy-to-understand advice columns for consumers to help navigate the health care system. They will address important issues such as how to recognize high-quality health care, how to be an informed health care consumer, and how to choose a hospital, doctor, and health plan. Check back regularly for new[...]

MOCPS Presenting EMS Project to the East Central Region EMS State Advisory Council!

As recruitment for EMS PSO participants continues to get in to high gear, MOCPS will present information on the EMS PSO project at Des Peres Hospital in St. Louis on Friday, April 29th.   These meetings are attended by many of the St. Louis area EMS agency representatives to discuss EMS coordination and management issues in the region.   We hope to obtain additional support from East Central[...]

MOCPS Participating in the Regional Symposium on Accountable Care Organizations

The Center will be attending the Regional Symposium on Accountable Care Organizations, Thursday, April 28th at the Tiffany Greens Golf Clubhouse in Kansas City. The symposium is important because of the great presenters who will be sharing valuable updates, strategies and more.

Hedrick Medical Center Celebrates Patient Safety Awareness Month

Chillicothe, Mo. - The Missouri Center for Patient Safety is sponsoring April as Patient Safety Awareness Month in Missouri. As an organization engaged in statewide initiatives with the MOCPS, Hedrick Medical Center wants Missourians to know about its continuing efforts to improve the safety of health care. HMC Celebrates Patient Safety Awareness Month

Safe Health Care - What Missouri Providers are Doing for You

As a federally designated Patient Safety Organization (PSO), MOCPS is part of a national program which will have reduced preventable adverse events by 3% within the first five years of operations of PSOs, according to estimates from the federal Department of Health and Human Services, saving $435 million in national health care costs.

MOCPS Celebrates Five Years!

For five years, the Missouri Center for Patient Safety has worked for health care change by bringing organizations and individuals together to improve patient safety.     The goal: learn as much as possible about medical errors, so we can prevent them from occurring. http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=-gxxXA3nG40

MOCPS Excellence in Safe Care Awards Earned by Four Missouri Hospitals

Jefferson City, Missouri - April 12, 2011 -- The Missouri Center for Patient Safety (MOCPS) announced the winners of its third annual Missouri Excellence in Safe Care Award program which recognizes health care provider projects that increase patient safety.  The awards were presented to the winners at the April 5 Inspiring Change...Improving Care conference in Columbia, Missouri.

More on MO hospitals participating in CUSP/Stop BSI Collaborative

An estimated 250,000 central line-associated blood stream infections (CLABSIs) occur in hospitals each year, and as many as 62,000 patients who get these infections die as a result.