Rhode Island Hospital is committed to promoting a culture of
safety. We require our staff members to be responsible and
accountable for their actions, to address and report safety
risks of any sort, and to work individually and collaboratively
to prevent errors. Toward that end, employees participate in
training, learn new systems and processes, and work to implement
improvements as needed.
Rhode Island Hospital and its Hasbro Children’s hospital utilize
a system of automated medication dispensing. Installed in all
patient units, this “closed-loop” medication system is designed
to enhance patient safety and reduce the human opportunity for
Chief Quality Officer Cathy Duquette, PhD, RN,
explains the culture of safety fostered at Rhode
Island Hospital and the systems in place to protect
patients from adverse outcomes.