National Patient Safety Awareness Week will take place March 10 to 16. To celebrate, the MGH is hosting a variety of events, including a celebration recognizing the efforts of Patient Safety Stars across the hospital, presentations highlighting safety best practices and special grand rounds featuring guest speakers.

“While MGH caregivers focus on patient safety every day, the entire organization has rallied for this year’s Patient Safety Awareness Week with celebrations and special lectures,” says Elizabeth Mort, MD, senior vice president of Quality and Safety. “We hope staff take advantage of some of the week’s offerings.”

Along with a week of events throughout the hospital, information tables also will be set up in the White corridor to educate patients, visitors and staff about patient safety initiatives at the MGH. A full schedule of Patient Safety Awareness Week events can be found on Apollo, the MGH intranet.



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