Helping Make Health Care Safer for all Oregonians

From the Director

In partnership with the Oregon Health Authority (OHA), we are pleased to have received grant funding to expand Oregon’s general infection prevention infrastructure. This Centers for Disease Control and Prevention grant allows Oregon to build infection prevention infrastructure, establish systems for early identification and management of pathogens and outbreaks, promote partnerships between agencies across the continuum of care, and close gaps in licensing/credentialing requirements.

The Commission’s work will focus on infection control assessment and response. Working closely with OHA, our primary efforts will include: 1) conducting assessments of infection prevention practices in Oregon healthcare facilities, and 2) increasing infection control competency and practice among healthcare facilities including ambulatory surgery centers, dialysis centers, and nursing facilities.

The Commission will also be offering two trainings in the month of June made possible by generous funding and support from the Department of Human Services Quality Fund. Join us for Promoting Quality in Long-Term Care: New Tools and Strategies for Resident Safety, in Portland on June 11 and in Eugene on June 12.

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

Oregon Rural Healthcare Quality Network

Northwest Renal Network      OASCA

Acumentra      LeadingAge Oregon

Oregon Department of Human Services      Oregon Medical Board

Oregon Health Authority      Oregon Health Care Association

Oregon Health Care Quality Corporation      Oregon Medical Association

Oregon Office of Rural Health      Oregon State Pharmacy Association

Oregon Association of Hospitals and Health Systems      Oregon Center for Nursing