Helping Make Health Care Safer for all Oregonians

From the Director

Someone once said, “A rising tide lifts all boats.” This idea lives at the heart of the Commission’s flagship adverse event reporting program. By reporting adverse events to the Patient Safety Reporting Program, healthcare organizations can understand why and how adverse events occur and share aggregate information statewide to improve healthcare.

Many healthcare organizations have their own, internal adverse event reporting systems. So why have so many Oregon healthcare organizations committed time and resources to report events to the Patient Safety Reporting Program? Because sharing lessons among internal staff and teams is only the first step toward ensuring widespread, long-lasting patient safety. When organizations share lessons learned outside their own walls, all organizations (regardless of size, location, or resources) have the same opportunity to learn, improve, and provide the safe care that every patient deserves.

The Commission is dedicated to improving patient safety through a variety of exciting programs, but we are especially committed to the statewide sharing of aggregate Patient Safety Reporting Program data so that the rising tide of patient safety can lift every boat in Oregon.

Bethany A. Walmsley
Bethany A. Walmsley, Executive Director

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2013 Annual Summary: Oregon Patient Safety Reporting Program »
Statewide, aggregate picture of information reported to the Patient Safety Reporting Program

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Statement of Preventing Harm from Oversedation »
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Our Partners in Safety

Oregon Association of Hospitals and Health Systems      Oregon Center for Nursing

Oregon Health Authority      Oregon Health Care Association

Northwest Renal Network      OASCA

Oregon Office of Rural Health      Oregon State Pharmacy Association

Oregon Coalition of Health Care Purchasers      Oregon Department of Human Services

Oregon Health Care Quality Corporation      Oregon Medical Association

Acumentra      LeadingAge Oregon

Oregon Rural Healthcare Quality Network