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Quality and Patient Safety

Patient Safety

Tanner encourages patients and visitors to help us to improve patient safety. If you have any suggestions to improve patient safety, please contact the Risk Management/Patient Safety Department, Tanner Health System, at 770.812.8935 or via e-mail.

Patients are encouraged to report patient safety or quality of care concerns to Tanner's Risk Management/Patient Safety Department.

If the concerns in question cannot be resolved at this level, patients may contact The Joint Commission:

Mailing Address and Website:
Office of Quality and Patient Safety
The Joint Commission
One Renaissance Boulevard
Oakbrook Terrace, IL 60181
Website: www.jointcommission.org (Use the "Report a Patient Safety Event" link in the "Action Center" on the home page.)

Focus on Patient Safety

Patient safety is every patient's right, everyone's responsibility. When we speak of patient safety being everyone's responsibility, that not only means every leader, physician and staff member, but it also includes the patient.

As the patient safety movement gains momentum, it is clear that patients and families must be adequately integrated into the systems we are striving to change. Not only are patients and families capable of actively participating in their own care, but this participation is a critical factor in helping to improve quality of care and safety.

Going forward, Tanner Health System's processes will continue to not only encourage patients to be an active partner in their care to ensure safety, but also incorporate their thoughts and ideas when identifying potential system vulnerabilities and designing solutions to them. In accordance with the National Patient Safety Foundation (NPSF), we envision that patients will eventually be empowered to say, "Nothing about me, without me."

Benjamin S. Pitts, Esq.
Director, Risk Management and Legal Affairs
Tanner Health System

Patient Safety Brochure

Patient Safety Documents

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