We are excited to announce a new approach that gives hospitals the chance to reach the Patient Safety Movement Foundation’s five-star hospital ranking. This five-star ranking is based on the commitments hospitals have made to processes designed to help them eliminate preventable deaths, called Actionable Patient Safety Solutions (APSS).
Beginning in 2018, hospitals that voluntarily join the Patient Safety Movement Foundation can become a five-star hospital by making commitments around all of the PSMF’s 16 challenges and 31 solutions. We know that implementing the APSS, as part of a comprehensive patient safety program, helps hospitals reduce preventable patient deaths. We believe all hospitals can become a five-star hospital within our network, helping us get one step closer to our shared vision of ZERO. We cannot hope for zero, we must plan for zero.
Hospitals that have Achieved Five-Star Ranking
PARRISH MEDICAL CENTER
Parrish Medical Center in Titusville, Florida is the first hospital to have received 5 stars, making commitments that align with all 16 APSS, with 30 total points.
“Why do we commit to patient safety? Every person’s life matters. Committing to 0X2020 is the RIGHT thing to do. And like most things worth doing, it isn’t easy–it takes work. It takes work, commitment and action… How do we achieve and sustain such an impeccable safety record? Parrish Medical isn’t a multi-hospital system with unlimited resources… The commitment our care partners… make to applying each and every Actionable Patient Safety Solutions comes from the heart, and the from the deep love and respect for our community, our fellow men, women, children, and families.” –Edwin Loftin, Sr. Vice President, Integrated and Acute Care Services/CNO, Parrish Medical Center
FIRST ACADEMIC MEDICAL CENTER
UCI Health in Orange, California is the second hospital to reach a five-star hospital ranking making a total of 29 commitments, with 35 total points.
“We are continually finding ways to improve patient safety and clinical outcomes. We have implemented robust strategies in our hospital environment and are now looking at ways to extend these processes into our ambulatory environment. In two weeks’ time, we will begin reporting at our daily safety huddles how long it’s been since we had a preventable harm or witnessed someone who didn’t use proper hand hygiene. Whenever there is a breach in our processes, we have to understand that means a patient is at risk of becoming harmed and we cannot allow that.” – Chief Medical Officer, Dr. William Wilson.