The Goal: Zero Preventable Patients Deaths by 2020
At the Patient Safety Movement, we believe that zero preventable deaths by 2020 is not just a worthy goal. With the right people, ideas, and technology, it’s an attainable goal. Many of the pieces of this puzzle already exist. To a large extent, solving the problem is a matter of connecting the dots of patient safety.
The Patient Safety Movement is working to connect these dots in a number of ways: by collaborating and breaking down information silos that exist between hospitals, medical technology companies, the government, and other stakeholders; by promoting the sharing of data that can identify at-risk patients before they’re in danger; and by providing specific, actionable solutions that healthcare professionals can implement today we can reach our goal together.
We are the Patient Safety Movement. Join us today so that patients can live tomorrow.
Winners Receive a Special Invitation to an Exclusive Fishing Trip with President Carter and First Lady Rosalynn Irvine, California – August 4, 2015 the Patient Safety Movement Foundation announced the winners of the top three healthcare institutions that demonstrated the most lives saved through their commitments to ZERO preventable deaths by 2020. One representative with a guest from each of these organizations will join former President Carter and First Lady Rosalynn for a private fishing trip at the Brigadoon Lodge in North Georgia Mountains. The trip will take place September 18-19, 2015. The winners will also be honored at the ... Read More »
An International Call to Action to Eradicate Preventable Patient Deaths by 2020 Irvine, California – July 22, 2015 the Patient Safety Movement Foundation announces the 4th annual Patient Safety, Science & Technology Summit on Jan. 22-23, 2016 at the Laguna Cliffs Marriott, in Dana Point, California. Medical errors are the 3rd leading cause of death in the United States, which lead to more than 200,000 preventable deaths per year. The non-profit Patient Safety Movement Foundation has made a formal commitment to ZERO preventable patient deaths by the year 2020. At the annual summit, leading healthcare professionals, hospital executives, healthcare technology ... Read More »
Experts in Patient Safety Meet to Identify New Challenges to be Addressed at the 2016 Patient Safety, Science & Technology Summit Irvine, California – July 17, 2015 the Patient Safety Movement Foundation is co-convening with Chapman University School of Pharmacy for their Midyear Planning Meeting on July 29, 2015 on Chapman’s main campus in Orange, California. The meeting will begin with presentations by leaders from each of the twelve workgroups chartered to update Patient Safety Movement’s Actionable Patient Safety Solutions (APSS). The Patient Safety Movements APSS are designed to address the top challenges in patient safety. The group will conclude ... Read More »
The number of people who die from a preventable patient death is equal to a jumbo jet crashing every day of the year with no survivors. Statistics sound so scientific, but there is a story behind each life lost. There is a parent who will never see their child again. A child who never had a chance to know their mom or dad. A spouse who doesn't know how they will go on without the love of their life. I'm not sure how or if the family of those lost can ever make peace with the fact that the death of their loved one was preventable. Read More »
As if the family and friends of Lynne Spalding had not suffered enough heartbreak. First they were confronted with news in early October that Ms. Spalding was found dead in a stairwell of a well-known San Francisco hospital, 2 weeks after she went missing from her room. Then came a report from the San Francisco Chronicle, which said a hospital worker had seen and stepped over a body in the same stairwell location the week before Ms. Spalding’s corpse was found. More than 200,000 patients die preventable deaths in U.S. hospitals every year. Read More »
A common thread that bonds many of us is the need to make a difference in the world. We want to leave the planet a little better than we found it. The challenge to some is to find that calling. I guess you could say that I was fortunate to find my calling earlier rather than later. I have to say that it was a much bigger dream than anything I could have come up with on my own. My mother was a dedicated nurse and she instilled in me at a very young age the importance of patient safety. Read More »