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Statement on the Institute for Healthcare Improvement's Patient Safety Campaign

There is no more important priority for America’s hospitals than patient safety.  That’s why we are proud of the efforts of the hospitals across the country that are participating in the Institute for Healthcare Improvement’s important patient safety initiative.  The energy and focus brought by the IHI and hospitals to this campaign have gone a long way to enhancing patient safety programs and efforts underway in America’s hospitals.  

To further help hospitals identify the ways to improve their quality of care, the AHA will share insights and strategies from the IHI’s campaign, as well as knowledge and expertise from other leading quality improvement initiatives through the AHA’s new Quality Center.  The goal?  To share proven strategies and learnings with the entire hospital field to improve quality of care for all patients.  

The men and women of America’s hospitals strive to provide the best care possible to their patients and communities each day.  While we celebrate today’s progress, we also know improving quality of care and patient safety is a never-ending process.  We will continue working with the IHI and other partners to create new tools and techniques to help hospitals make the changes that lead to better, safer care for all.

About the AHA

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