Riverside’s Safety Initiative: Team Up For Safety
Team Up for Safety is a new way of thinking about what we do. We're asking all of our team members to participate by using proven tools to help us carry out our jobs in the safest way possible, which in turn will keep our patients and residents safe as well.
We were recently interviewed by the Daily Press for an article about hospital safety. The reporter interviewed Riverside, Sentara and Bon Secours. The article ran in the August 12, 2012 edition (and is accessible below). The emphasis of our discussion was that in order to have zero safety incidences we need to make safety visible and at the forefront of everything we do.
The safety of patients and employees has always been a priority at Riverside. But, our Team Up For Safety program is about sharpening our focus to create a culture of safety – adopting and ingraining shared values and beliefs about how we act and interact – so that we can make our organization an even safer place.
Barry Gross MD, Chief Medical Officer
Riverside Health System
- Peninsula health systems focus on putting safety first (DailyPress.com)