Central Carolina Hospital Joins Nationwide Effort To Promote Patient Safety Awareness
Central Carolina Hospital announced today its participation in the 2012 Patient Safety Awareness Week campaign.
- Raleigh-Durham-Chapel Hill, NC (1888PressRelease) March 07, 2012 - In an effort to raise awareness and encourage the engagement of patients, families, health care providers, and the public, Central Carolina Hospital announced today its participation in the 2012 Patient Safety Awareness Week campaign, Be Aware for Safe Care. Patient Safety Awareness Week, March 4-10, 2012, is an annual education and awareness campaign for health care safety led by the National Patient Safety Foundation (NPSF). Each year, health care organizations around the world take part in the event by prominently displaying the campaign logo and promotional materials within their organizations, creating awareness in the community and deploying NPSF educational resources to hospital staff.
This year's theme: "Be Aware for Safe Care" focuses on the need for everyone to understand the importance of patient safety and to recognize the range of efforts being made to improve health safety in the US and worldwide.
Central Carolina Hospital will engage staff, patients and the community through educational and awareness-building activities specific to patient safety. The campaign seeks to make patients, providers, and the public aware of the ways they can participate in these efforts and partner to improve patient safety. While efforts of the past decade have brought improvements, recent studies indicate that much work remains to be done and can be done most effectively through the involvement of all parties.
"Be Aware for Safe Care" emphasizes the fact that safety issues impact everyone. "The more we work together to promote patient safety, the more we all benefit from a safe healthcare system," said Diane C. Pinakiewicz, MBA, president, National Patient Safety Foundation. NPSF encourages creative collaboration among provider groups, patient advocates, and other community organizations to help patients and consumers understand how they can participate to be part of the solution.
Central Carolina Hospital is committed to becoming one of the safest Healthcare Facilities in the Nation. Patient Safety Awareness Week allows an opportunity to recognize and celebrate the many accomplishments of our Patient Safety Champions throughout our facility.
For additional information on Patient Safety Awareness Week, please visit www.npsf.org.
About the National Patient Safety Foundation
The National Patient Safety Foundation has been pursuing one mission since its founding in 1997 - to improve the safety of care provided to patients. As a central voice for patient safety, NPSF is committed to a collaborative, inclusive, multi-stakeholder approach in all that it does. NPSF is an independent, not-for-profit 501(c)(3) organization.
About Central Carolina Hospital
Central Carolina Hospital, part of Tenet North Carolina, serves the medical and health care needs of Lee County and surrounding communities. The 137-bed acute care hospital offers a wide range of programs and services, including emergency services, outpatient rehabilitation programs, diagnostic radiology, inpatient and outpatient surgery, maternity services, and cardiology services including cardiac catheterization, echocardiography and cardiopulmonary rehabilitation programs. The hospital is accredited by The Joint Commission, the nation's oldest and largest hospital accreditation agency.
To learn more about Central Carolina Hospital, visit www.centralcarolinahospital.com.
Media Contact: Danyl Butler
Central Carolina Hospital
Danyl.Butler ( @ ) tenethealth dot com