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About WPSC

Our Work

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 COALITION
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.

A RESOURCE
Our educational resources include webinars, podcasts, newsletters, blog posts, and resource libraries to keep you learning.

A CONNECTOR
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.

Our Mission

To improve safety for patients receiving health care in Washington, in all care settings.

 

Our Vision

Safe care:  every patient, every time, everywhere.

 

Our Approach

We partner with patients, families and the healthcare community to improve safety within and across all care settings by:

Facilitating the exchange of information about best practices.

Identifying and promoting new knowledge and practices.

Supporting coordinated collaborative efforts and partnerships.

Encouraging patient advocacy and engagement.

Cultivating a culture of safety that is evidenced in our strategies, policies and activities.

Our Values

Patient-Centered:

The methods used and promoted by the Coalition will be driven by the needs of the patient.

System-Oriented
& Sustainable

The Coalition will focus on system changes that create and sustain a safe environment.

Evidence-Based:

The Coalition will strive to promote methods and activities that are evidence-based, while accommodating new research and emerging applications.

Inclusive:

The Coalition’s work will recognize the diversity of our community and will strive to include all populations and stakeholders.

Resource-Sensitive:

The Coalition will be sensitive to the resources required to implement and sustain change.

Strength in Numbers

Improving safety and decreasing errors requires the active participation of a wide range of committed individuals and organizations. The more members the Coalition has, more effective we can be. We greatly value the involvement of our members for diversifying the conversation with unique perspectives and wisdom. And because we share information in a safe, neutral setting, we allow you to comfortably learn, connect, and collaborate with a community of peers.

Join Us!

The Washington Patient Safety Coalition can help you and your organization improve patient safety and quality. Member benefits include a seat at the table on our committees, discounts to our annual conference and monthly webinars, and regular resources like newsletters, blogs, and podcasts. The participation and financial support of our members is vital to the Coalition’s growth and vitality. Join us today:

1) Download the form
2) Fill out the required information
3) Select the membership category that best describes your organization
4) Mail form and payment to:

ATTN: WPSC
705 2nd Ave, Suite 410
Seattle, WA 98104

If you have any questions, please contact Steve Levy.

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