Weekly Messages From MHA

Weekly Message From MHA

Achieving Zero Harm

March 11, 2019 By: Bob Atlas

Maryland’s hospitals are committed to ensuring the safety and well-being of every person in your care.

The advances in patient safety that you are striving for are needed urgently. As has been widely reported, nationally, more than 250,000 deaths each year may be caused by medical errors.

Patient Safety Awareness Week, March 10-16, offers a chance to refocus on eliminating harm. As you review data to uncover potential areas for improvement, you can also learn about other hospitals’ efforts in MHA’s new report on quality, safety, and population health.

Additional activities that you can participate in include:

  • Twitter chat on March 14
  • Free webcast, “Advancing Patient Safety Beyond the Hospital,” on March 13
  • Free Institute for Healthcare Improvement downloadable materials

As you progress on your journey to zero harm, be sure to celebrate your successes. Wins beget more wins.

Thank you for the important, life-saving work you do each day to serve your patients and communities.