Helping Make Health Care Safer for all Oregonians

From the Director

On March 27, the Commission published the Patient Safety Reporting Program 2015 Recognition Targets. These targets guide healthcare organizations participating in the Patient Safety Reporting Program and ensure that the Commission receives enough adverse event reports to build a strong database for shared learning.

View the 2015 recognition targets »

Each year, the Commission uses the targets to recognize healthcare organizations for their commitment to patient safety. This year, nine healthcare facilities and one healthcare corporation received the Commission’s Leading Participant Award for consistently investigating patient harms, developing solutions to prevent future patient harm, and submitting reports that effectively contribute to shared learning.

Learn more about last year’s leading participants »

Congratulations to all the facilities that received awards this year and thank you for your exemplary work to improve patient safety in Oregon!

Bethany A. Walmsley
Bethany A. Walmsley, Executive Director

What’s New?

Oregon Announces Healthcare Patient Safety Leaders
Press release »
Facilities that met or exceeded 2014 targets »

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

Assessing VTE Risk in Ambulatory Surgery Centers »
New report presents findings related to effective VTE risk assessment and recommendations to help ASCs standardize and improve VTE risk assessment.

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

News »

Events »

Ebola Resources

The Commission is aware of the questions and concerns of Oregonians related to the presence of Ebola in our country. We support the regional efforts of the Oregon Health Authority and countless other community organizations and partners. Infection prevention is essential to patient safety and, although we are not a regulatory agency, one way we help is by sharing information that will help you gain a better understanding of the regional response plan for Ebola. Please visit the following websites for links to more information:

Ebola Virus Disease, Oregon Health Authority
Ebola Virus Disease, Centers for Disease Control and Prevention
Ebola Response Tools, Oregon Association of Hospitals and Health Systems

Please feel free to visit these websites periodically as information is being updated frequently as circumstances change.

Popular Links

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

2013 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 Health Authority      Oregon Health Care Association

Acumentra      LeadingAge Oregon

Oregon Rural Healthcare Quality Network

Oregon Department of Human Services      Oregon Medical Board

Oregon Health Care Quality Corporation      Oregon Medical Association

Oregon Association of Hospitals and Health Systems      Oregon Center for Nursing

Northwest Renal Network      OASCA

Oregon Office of Rural Health      Oregon State Pharmacy Association