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    Patient Safety Research and Resources

    There is a great deal of research being done about quality  and patient safety in hospitals. In addition, there are national organizations  who look at best practices work to enhance quality and patient safety at all levels. Explore current research and recommendations

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    Creating a Culture of Safety

    Specific Safety and Quality Initiatives at our Hospital

    Quality and Patient Satisfaction Data for Rhode Island Hospital


    Our Principals

    "I applaud your commitment to ensuring the safest care for all of your patients. Thanks so much for your leadership in this area."

    - Maureen Bisognano, President and CEO, Institute for Healthcare Improvement

    As the principal teaching hospital of the Warren Alpert Medical School of Brown University and a member of the University HealthSystem Consortium, we are aligning the way we care for patients with the type of care provided by other top academic medical centers nationally, and adopting new ways of ensuring that the care we provide is consistently of the highest quality for all of those who put their health in our hands

    • Support from the University HealthSystem Consortium

      The University HealthSystem Consortium, a national organization that collects extensive data on university teaching hospitals, and was one of the first 10 listed AHRQ Patient Safety Organizations, supports Rhode Island Hospital's efforts. (PDF)

    • Support from the Institute for Healthcare Improvement

      The Institute for Healthcare Improvement, a national non-profit organization, supports and encourages Rhode Island Hospital in its efforts to adopt the latest safety science and create a culture of safety at the hospital. (PDF)