Noblesville—Riverview Hospital joined Governor Mike Pence, the Indiana Hospital Association and other local hospitals to observe Patient Safety Awareness Week, March 3-9, 2013. Patient Safety Awareness Week is an annual education and awareness campaign for healthcare safety led by the National Patient Safety Foundation (NPSF). This year’s theme, Patient Safety 7/365, highlights the importance of a year-round focus on patient safety.
“Patient Safety Awareness Week reminds us of our long-standing commitment to provide the safest care possible to every patient, every day,” said Joyce Wood, chief nursing officer and VP of Organizational Improvement at Riverview Hospital. “This effort also underscores a statewide commitment to work collaboratively with other healthcare organizations, providers and consumers to continually look for innovative ways to improve patient safety.”
NPSF encourages creative collaboration among provider groups, patient advocates and other community organizations to help patients understand how they can be part of the solution. Riverview Hospital supports collaboration and healthy communication between providers, patients and families to ensure treatment adherence and reduce unnecessary care.
“Patient safety and the quality of care in our hospitals remains a primary focus of the Indiana Hospital Association,” said Betsy Lee, director, Indiana Patient Safety Center. “Indiana hospitals continue to reach patient safety milestones and find ways to improve the care their patients receive.”
Riverview Health is comprised of a full-service, 156-bed hospital in Noblesville and a hospital in Westfield with four—soon-to-be 20—beds. Also included are 23 primary, immediate and specialty-care facilities in Hamilton County. Riverview Health provides comprehensive inpatient and outpatient services in more than 35 healthcare specialties and has been frequently recognized for its clinical and service excellence. National achievements include Healthgrades America's 100 Best Hospitals for Orthopedic Surgery award (2019) and Outstanding Patient Experience award (2017-2018). Leapfrog Group awarded Riverview Health an A grade—the highest grade possible—for patient safety in 2017. As one of the largest employers in Hamilton County, Riverview Health recently received the Five-Star AchieveWELL Award through the Wellness Council of Indiana and was honored at the 2017 Indiana Health and Wellness Summit. For more information on Riverview Health, visit riverview.org.