Patient Safety


National Patient Safety Goals

Parrish Medical Center is a proud member of the National Patient Safety Foundation's Stand Up for Patient Safety program, the participants of which are a select group of hospitals and healthcare systems that have distinguished themselves as national leaders in the patient safety movement.

Everyone has a role in making healthcare safe, physicians, healthcare executives, nurses and technicians. Parrish Medical Center is working hard to make healthcare safety a priority. You, as the patient, can also play a vital role in making your care safe by becoming an active, involved and informed member of your healthcare team.

Here are some convenient brochures discussing Patient Safety and the roles of both healthcare professionals and patients in ensuring a safe healing environment.

Speak Up™ Initiatives 
The Joint Commission's award-winning patient safety program


Speak Up™ Initiatives Brochure
In March 2002, The Joint Commission, together with the Centers for Medicare and Medicaid Services, launched a national campaign to urge patients to take a role in preventing healthcare errors by becoming active, involved and informed participants on the healthcare team. The program features brochures, posters and buttons on a variety of patient safety topics.



Reduce Your Risk of Falling English | Spanish
Help Prevent Medical Test Mistakes English | Spanish
Planning Your Follow Up Care English | Spanish
Information for Living Organ Donors English | Spanish
Understanding Your Doctors and Other Care Givers English | Spanish 
Five Things You Can Do To Prevent Infection English | Spanish
Tips for Your Doctor's Visit  English | Spanish
Medication List Expanded Wallet Card English
Prevent Errors in Your Child's Care English | Spanish
What You Should Know About Research Studies English | Spanish
What You Should Know About Pain Management English | Spanish
Help Avoid Mistakes With Your Medicine English | Spanish
Help Avoid Mistakes in Your Surgery English | Spanish
Know Your Rights English | Spanish

Parrish Healthbridge: Healthcare Simplified

For education, breaking news or a message from your physician, HealthBridge will get it to you quickly.

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