CRMC joined nationwide effort to promote patient safety awareness

COOKEVILLE – In an effort to raise awareness and encourage the engagement of patients, families, health care providers and the public, Cookeville Regional Medical Center (CRMC) participated in the 2014 Patient Safety Awareness Week campaign, “Navigate Your Health…Safely.”

Patient Safety Awareness Week was March 2-8, and it is an annual education and awareness campaign for health care safety led by the National Patient Safety Foundation (NPSF). Each year, health care organizations around the world take part in the event, creating awareness in their community and among their staff.

“Patient safety is one of the most important elements we focus on here. We want to always improve the way we treat our patients in clinical and non-clinical settings,”  said Linda Crawford, chief clinical officer at CRMC. “I am proud of the work that our staff does every day to make Cookeville Regional a leading health care provider in our community. We can always learn more, and we do every day we step foot in this facility. During Patient Safety Awareness Week our staff took time to learn a bit more about patient safety so we can continue to provide quality care for our community.”

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