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About Us

Patient Safety

Summa Health System is committed to providing excellent patient care. Nationally, The Joint Commission has established patient safety goals. We are fully compliant with these goals.

Summa developed safety behaviors which include the following:

  • Practice with a questioning attitude
  • Communicate clearly
  • Focus on the task
  • Support each other

We established a number of tools to help improve awareness and oversight of patient safety every day.

All hospitals have completed safety training and new employees complete training within six months of hire.

All system hospitals begin the day with a brief safety huddle so any issues with the potential to impact patient safety are now identified and resolved as quickly as possible.

More than 200 front-line employees volunteered to be safety coaches within their units or departments. Ultimately, our goal is zero event of preventable harm. 

The following information helps you enhance your safety while you are a patient in one of our hospitals or outpatient facilities.

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