Quality Management is once again facilitating the Hospital Survey on Patient Safety Culture, which will be open for responses from hospital staff and medical staff from Monday, Nov. 23 through Thursday, Dec. 31.
The survey, developed by the Agency for Healthcare Research and Quality (AHRQ) and conducted annually the last two years, will help St. Anthony’s Medical Center assess the safety culture of the organization, track changes in patient safety over time, and evaluate the impact of patient safety interventions. In addition, AHRQ has established a comparative database for the hospital survey data that will allow us to compare our patient safety culture to other U.S. hospitals.
Everyone is encouraged to participate, and all responses are voluntary and will remain strictly anonymous. The survey will take only about 10 to 15 minutes to complete and may be accessed via a link in an email that will be sent to all employees on Nov. 23. Watch for an email from Patricia Storey, Director of Quality Management, this week with additional details.
All employees, contracted personnel and volunteers are required to receive the influenza vaccination by Nov. 30. Flu shots are available at Employee Health Monday through Friday from 7 a.m. to 3:30 p.m. and at all four urgent cares from 8 a.m. to 8 p.m.