The Center, established in 2005, is an independent, not-for-profit organization dedicated to promoting safe and quality healthcare through the reduction of medical errors.
We envision a healthcare environment safe for all patients and healthcare providers, in all processes all the time. We strive to lead the industry in providing timely solutions and resources to improve patient safety and the quality of healthcare delivery.
The Center serves as a central resource and facilitator to improve the safety and quality of care provided to citizens through a collaborative approach to education, information, resource sharing and learning.
Serving as a hub and coordinator for healthcare providers, government agencies, the public and others with an interest in improving patient safety, the Center recognizes that collaboration and sharing leads to a better understanding of how to improve the safety and quality of healthcare delivery.
At the Center, our focus is on learning what medical errors occur, why they occur and how to prevent patient harm. We emphasize the importance of culture in promoting safe systems of care, culture that supports individualized care, teamwork and communication.