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Joint Commission Names Ronald Wyatt, MD, MHA, First Patient Safety Officer

Joint Commission Names Ronald Wyatt, MD, MHA, First Patient Safety Officer

Ronald M. Wyatt, MD, MHA, is the first appointee to the newly created position of patient safety officer, reflecting The Joint Commission's commitment to promoting a safe and high-quality health care system with a goal of zero patient harm. Learn More

Quick Safety! Issue 18, November 2015: Transitions of care: Engaging patients and families

Monday November 30, 2015
Quick Safety Issue 17, October 2015: Temporary names put newborns at risk


All health care providers want their patients to have a smooth transition to their next care setting or provider, or to their home. But this doesn’t always happen. Learn More


Introducing Oro™ 2.0 High Reliability Organizational Assessment & Resource Library

Wednesday September 23, 2015


Oro™ 2.0 is an online high reliability organizational assessment with resources designed for hospital leadership to identify the strengths, opportunities, and potential investment strategies, specifically within the areas of leadership commitment, safety culture and performance improvement. Join the Journey to High Reliability, the standard in health caree…Learn More


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The Eisenberg Awards recognize major achievements of individuals and organizations in improving patient safety and healthcare quality, consistent with the aims of the National Quality Strategy - better care, healthy people and communities, and affordable care. Submit your application today.  


Take a Stand Against Patient Falls
NEW! Preventing Falls Targeted Solutions Tool®

Thursday July 30, 2015


Developed by the Joint Commission Center for Transforming Healthcare, the NEW Preventing Falls Targeted Solutions Tool® (TST®) is a unique online application. Hospitals that helped develop the new Preventing Falls TST® reduced patient falls rates by 35% and falls with injury rates by 62%. Now, Joint Commission-accredited organizations may experience the same success. Learn more.


Accelerating the Adoption of a Safety Culture

Accelerating the Adoption of a Safety Culture

The March/April issue of Healthcare Executive magazine features an interview with Ana Pujols McKee, M.D., executive vice president and chief medical officer, The Joint Commission, discussing how to build a culture of safety. Learn More

For more than 60 years, The Joint Commission has been a champion of patient safety by helping health care organizations to improve the quality and safety of the care they provide. Our many patient safety-focused initiatives encourage and support organizations in their efforts to make patient safety a continuous priority.