The Joint Commission patient rights information 

Our commitment to patient safety is to partner with patients so they receive safe care.  Patients are encouraged to be actively involved in their care, to be well-informed about their care and to tell us about any patient safety concerns they may have.  We follow safety practices that are provided by the following organizations because these practices have been proven to reduce medical errors and improve care.   The following websites have a wealth of patient safety resources that help patients and organizations improve patient care.  

The Joint Commission  National Patient Safety Goal site lists their 2010 National Patient Safety Goals that we follow.  

The Joint Commission Speak Up Initiatives site encourages the public to take a role in preventing medical errors by becoming active, involved and informed participants on their health care team.  

The Missouri Center for Patient Safety serves as a Patient Safety Organization for the state of Missouri in which our hospital participates.

The National Patient Safety Foundation site is an indispensable resource for individuals and organizations committed to improving the safety of patients.   

The National Quality Forum site endorses safety practices for healthcare providers, purchasers and consumers to identify and encourage practices that will reduce errors and improve care.

The Leapfrog Group site reports information on hospital quality and patient safety efforts to help patients make informed decisions about where to receive hospital care.  

The Institute for Healthcare improvement site has a 100K Lives Campaign to engage hospitals in a commitment to implement changes in care proven to improve patient care and prevent avoidable deaths.  

The Institute for Safe Medication Practices site provides useful information for consumers about how to prevent medical errors.  

The Agency for Healthcare Research and Quality site has an extensive, up-to-date selection of patient safety resources.  

The Consumers Advancing Patient Safety site focuses on consumer-led patient safety initiatives.  

The Partnership for Patient Safety site concentrates on achieving a healthcare system that is authentically patient-centered and systems based.  

The Patient Safety & Quality Healthcare site covers a broad range of safety and quality topics.