Regional "Target Zero" Initiative Aims to Reduce Preventable Medical Errors

VHA has launched a regional initiative — Target Zero — designed to eliminate preventable patient safety errors from member hospitals, according to a network news release.

Participating hospitals include Akron (Ohio) General Medical Center, Good Samaritan Hospital in Vincennes, Ind., Owensboro (Ky.) Medical Health System, The Christ Hospital in Cincinnati, Ohio, and Union Hospital in Terre Haute, Ind.

All 12 hospitals will be provided with methodologies aimed at improving patient safety across the healthcare organization. Focus areas include preventing patient falls, hand hygiene compliance, incorporating a patient safety culture and accountability, according to the news release.

Read the news release about the regional VHA "Target Zero" initiative.

Read other coverage about patient safety:

- Measurable Medical Errors Pricetag: $17.1B in 2008

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HHS to Invest Up to $1B for New Patient Safety Initiative

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