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Two National Health Organizations to Recognize the Nation's Best Health Systems for Patient Safety Leadership
Date:7/8/2008

IRVING, Texas and WASHINGTON, July 8 /PRNewswire-USNewswire/ -- The VHA Foundation, a foundation focused on improving the health and health care of all Americans, and the National Business Group on Health (NBGH), the nation's only non-profit organization consisting of mostly large employers devoted exclusively to finding innovative solutions to health care benefits issues, have come together to create an award that recognizes health systems who are taking a leadership position by visibly displaying their commitment to patient safety through transparency.

"Research of high-risk industries shows that a fundamental ingredient for creating sustainable safety improvements is the creation of a culture of safety, where senior leaders value and make personal commitments to safety," said Linda DeWolf, president of the VHA Foundation. "This award aims to recognize health systems where senior leaders are driving the culture of safety, and are creating safer, more transparent environments for patients."

The Foundation and NBGH will solicit nominations from the 388 health systems across the country. Entrants will be judged on the following criteria:

-- System level commitment to patient safety

-- Board and senior leadership action on patient safety

-- System-wide alignment of patient safety resources and goals

-- Patient safety results

-- Transparency in public reporting

"These criteria were specifically designed to reveal and publicly recognize the strength of health care systems when it comes to creating a culture of safety," said NBGH President Helen Darling "We are excited to recognize systems that are making these commitments and acting as role models for the rest of the nation as they strive to improve the care they provide to patients each day."

Supporting Patient Safety Leaders

In addition to co-sponsoring the award, the VHA Foundation recently launched a new patient safety program designed excl
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