Helping Make Health Care Safer for all Oregonians

From the Director

The Oregon Patient Safety Commission works hard to foster partnerships and support the healthcare community to improve patient safety. A stellar example of this collaboration is the strong work to reduce healthcare associated infections in Oregon made possible by the generous support of our grant funders.

Over the years, the Commission has received essential grant funding from the Centers for Disease Control, Agency for Healthcare Research and Quality, the Oregon Department of Healthcare Regulation and Quality Improvement, the Oregon Quality Fund, and others. Grant funding has made it possible for the Commission to play a primary role in assisting many different types of healthcare organizations with their efforts to reduce HAIs. We are proud to share some of the latest information and results of this important work in our September newsletter. The work supported by our grant funding has led to improved clinical outcomes for the benefit of all Oregonians and has also provided essential support for promoting best practices through healthcare staff education and training.

The Commission is excited for the future and remains committed to providing support for Oregon healthcare organizations to target their efforts and improve patient safety and infection prevention. We are grateful for the generous support provided by our grant funders. This funding continues to make it possible to broaden our support for Oregon’s healthcare system and improve patient safety and the quality of care.

Bethany A. Walmsley
Bethany A. Walmsley, Executive Director

What’s New?

Root Cause Analysis Toolkit »
A new toolkit for healthcare facilities seeking additional resources to strengthen their existing adverse event review process

Commission Publishes 2014 Patient Safety Reporting Program Annual Summary
Press Release »
Report »

Early Discussion and Resolution »
Visit the website about our newest program

Patient Safety and Medication Error Prevention for Pharmacy »
A new online course for pharmacists

Success Stories »
Read about exemplary work in Oregon to improve patient safety

News »

Events »

Popular Links

Quality Improvement Initiatives »
Grant-funded activity taking place at the Commission

2014 Annual Summary: Oregon Patient Safety Reporting Program »
Statewide, aggregate picture of information reported to the Patient Safety Reporting Program

Oregon Ambulatory Surgery Center Infection Prevention & Control Toolkit »
Guidance on the development and implementation of infection prevention programs

Oregon Adverse Event Disclosure Guide »
Understand the purpose of disclosure and get resources to help develop and improve disclosure programs

Statement of Preventing Harm from Oversedation »
Intended for use in efforts to decrease patient harm associated with oversedation

Our Partners in Safety

Acumentra      LeadingAge Oregon

Oregon Association of Hospitals and Health Systems      Oregon Center for Nursing

Oregon Health Authority      Oregon Health Care Association

Oregon Rural Healthcare Quality Network

Northwest Renal Network      OASCA

Oregon Office of Rural Health      Oregon State Pharmacy Association

Oregon Health Care Quality Corporation      Oregon Medical Association

Oregon Department of Human Services      Oregon Medical Board