CMH Exceeds Patient Safety Reporting Goals

CMH EXCEEDS PATIENT SAFETY REPORTING GOALS

ASTORIA, Ore. – On Feb. 26, at its Fifth Annual Oregon Patient Safety Forum, The Oregon Patient Safety Commission will recognize Columbia Memorial Hospital (CMH) for exceeding its event reporting goals.

CMH has participated in the Patient Safety Reporting Program since its inception in 2006. As part of the program, hospitals, ambulatory surgery centers, nursing facilities and pharmacies around the state submit debrief documents and action plans following an event that had potential to cause patient harm.

“The whole point of it is that we have processes in place,” said CMH Director of Quality Amy Karsten. “We’re here making improvements and we’re transparent about it.”

Using the data collected, the Commission is able to identify trends that may be happening across the state and facilitate shared learning and improvement by Oregon’s healthcare facilities.

CMH’s participation in this program shows the hospital’s dedication to learning and transparency, which is vital for patient safety.