A NEUTRAL HUB
The Washington Patient Safety Coalition (WPSC) is a program of the Foundation for Health Care Quality (FHCQ) that acts as a neutral hub uniting a diverse range of healthcare stakeholders to achieve common patient safety goals.
A member-based program, the WPSC is made up of 40+ organizations representing healthcare systems, associations, and advocacy groups across the state of Washington. Representatives from these organizations sit on our committees, helping to shape the direction and activities of the WPSC. Each quarter, we choose a curriculum topic that represents a significant area for growth in the patient safety and quality space.
Our educational resources include webinars, podcasts, newsletters, blog posts, and resource libraries to keep you learning culminating annually in a conference. The Northwest Patient Safety Conference is the only event of its kind in the Western US, uniting healthcare professionals, providers, patients, families, and caregivers from all care settings for a day of networking and engaging in sessions with industry thought leaders and others invested in improving the patient experience.
Our events include quarterly round tables, our annual Northwest Patient Safety Conference, and other community events to help foster community and collaboration. Our committees connect people across the healthcare sector to explore pressing topics in patient safety. Our partnerships include the Society to Improve Diagnosis in Medicine, PFACs and other patient advocacy organizations, and the UW’S Collaborative for Accountability and Improvement in support of the Communication and Resolution Program (CRP) and CRP Certification to reshape responses to patient harm.