Take 5: Building a Strong Safety Culture - A Job For Leaders

In 2008, The Joint Commission introduced safety culture concepts through a Sentinel Event Alert. Now, we’re visiting the topic again in the latest Sentinel Event Alert: The essential role of leadership in developing a safety culture. This resource presents leaders in the health care field with research behind the value of safety culture, as well as practical insights to aid in the development of such a culture. Additionally, safety culture is one of The Joint Commission’s Center for Transforming Healthcare’s ongoing targeted initiatives. Anne Marie Benedicto, vice president for The Center for Transforming Healthcare, discusses the important role health care leaders play in attaining and maintaining a safety culture. [5:19]