ARLINGTON, Texas – Texas Health Resources has received the 2022 American Society for Health Care Risk Management (ASHRM) Patient Safety Award. The award honors organizational excellence in patient safety and celebrates the efforts of risk management professionals in promoting patient safety.
“We are proud to receive this recognition for the proactive work we have done to implement training, tools and strategies designed to help keep our patients safe and work toward zero preventable harm,” said Barclay Berdan, CEO, Texas Health.
Since 2018, Texas Health has lowered the organization’s serious safety event rate by almost 50%. High reliability organization tools and strategies, including reporting near misses and events in an online tool, holding daily safety briefings and consistently using a set of Error Prevention Tools, have contributed to this reduction.
“Our team members are committed to speaking up for safety so we can continue to make improvements in patient care,” said Mary Robinson, Ph.D., R.N., NEA-BC, chief nursing officer of Reliable Health.
ASHRM presented the Patient Safety Award to Texas Health on Sept. 13 at the association’s annual conference in Boston.
About Texas Health Resources
Texas Health Resources is a faith-based, nonprofit health system that cares for more patients in North Texas than any other provider. With a service area that consists of 16 counties and more than 7 million people, the system is committed to providing quality, coordinated care through its Texas Health Physicians Group and 29 hospital locations under the banners of Texas Health Presbyterian, Texas Health Arlington Memorial, Texas Health Harris Methodist and Texas Health Huguley. Texas Health access points and services, ranging from acute-care hospitals and trauma centers to outpatient facilities and home health and preventive services, provide the full continuum of care for all stages of life. The system has more than 4,100 licensed hospital beds, 6,400 physicians with active staff privileges and more than 26,000 employees. For more information about Texas Health, call 1-877-THR-WELL, or visit www.TexasHealth.org.