With evidence-based knowledge, advancements in technology and innovative care practices, we have made great strides in the past few decades in delivering care and improving the health of populations. However, no matter how much progress we make, there are always opportunities to reduce the risk of error and enhance the overall quality of care. Recently, as part of our ongoing commitment to improving care delivery, the Envision Healthcare Center for Quality and Patient Safety became listed as a Patient Safety Organization (PSO) by the Agency for Healthcare Research and Quality (AHRQ), a division of the U.S. Department of Health and Human Services.

With our clinicians working in approximately 700 different hospitals and health care facilities and 263 ambulatory surgery centers across the nation, we recognized the significant opportunity to make tangible changes in patient safety and readily embrace the...

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