Each year, Alexian Brothers Health System must meet the requirements of the Joint Commission's National Patient Safety Goals as part of the accreditation process. Alexian Brothers and other healthcare providers must be in compliance with the identified national goals which are essential to patient safety.
The Joint Commission's National Patient Safety Goals highlight any problematic areas in health care and describe evidence and expert-based solutions to these problems. Hospitals must achieve goals such as "improve the accuracy of patient identification" by changing how individuals caring for patients do their jobs. Achieving this kind of behavioral change among providers takes time, motivation, reinforcement, reward, patience, and support.
To learn more about Patient Safety Goals at Alexian Brothers Health System, call 866-253-9426 or email Quality@Alexian.net.