In 2005, the State Commission on Patient Safety sent their final report to Governor Granholm. In the spirit of the recommendations made in that report, this website was developed to educate and assist the general public and health professionals in Michigan about this important topic. To review the report in its entirety, select the following link:
CALL TO ACTION - A Plan to Improve Patient Safety
in Michigan's Health Care System
Joint Commission Releases Updated Sentinel Event Statistics - September 2011
The Joint Commission recently released statistics on the number of sentinel events reported annually, through September 2011. Select the Reporting Errors link below for more information.
SHARE YOUR SUCCESS STORIES - More than ever, it is important for health professionals and health systems to share their patient safety initiatives with others. It's simple to do on this Patient Safety website. Just select the Success Stories category below and tell your story. Since reported sentinel events have increased steadily over the past several years, it is more important than ever to spread the word about patient safety initiatives in your practice or institution.