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McDuffie Regional promotes Patient Safety Awareness Week

In an effort to promote the importance of patient safety in hospitals, McDuffie Regional Medical Center is in the middle of celebrating Patient Safety Awareness Week. The week ends March 12.

The celebration, developed by P.U.L.S.E. (Persons United Limiting Substandards and Errors in health care) and the Department of Veterans Affairs National Center for Patient Safety, encourages health care professionals to consider how they may improve patient safety in their organizations and speak more openly with consumers about health care safety. Patient Safety Awareness Week also urges patients to take greater responsibility for their health care by becoming more informed health care consumers; keeping track of one's history and medications; working with one's doctor and other health care professionals as a team; involving a family member or friend in one's care; and following doctor's directions.

"While patient safety is our primary mission 365 days a year, McDuffie Regional Medical Center is honored to participate in a week that underscores our commitment to protecting the health of all our patients and encourages the public to be more informed consumers of health care services," said MRMC CEO Douglas Keir. "Patient Safety Week offers the ideal venue for McDuffie Regional Medical Center to recognize and celebrate the continuous enhancements our staff is making to make great care even better."



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