What's New

Regional Meeting Resources Now Available!

Thank you for your attendance and participation at the recent Regional Networking Meetings! All of the resources are available at the link below. Contact Taelor Barnette at tbarnette@tha.com with any questions. 


PFE Workshop: Successfully Including Patient Representatives on the Hospital Board and Leadership Committees
Wednesday, September 21, 2016; 10:00 am - 2:30 pm CT at THA

Plan to join on Wednesday, September 21st  for an in-person, hands-on workshop on Successfully Including Patient Representatives on the Hospital Board and Leadership Committees, hosted by the Tennessee Hospital Association and presented by experts from the American Institutes for Research (AIR), the Patient and Family Engagement Contractor for the CMS Partnership for Patients 2.0. This workshop will walk you through the nuts and bolts of how to engage patient and family representatives on your Board of Directors or other leadership committees to ensure that the Board works with patient and family perspectives when making governance decisions at the hospital. More specifically, the workshop will cover: (1) the role of patient and family representatives on boards/committees; (2) key qualities of patient and family representatives; (3) how to prepare board members for patient and family representatives; and (4) how to recruit, orient, and train patient and family representatives to serve on boards. It will also provide examples of how hospital boards have partnered with patient and family representatives to improve patient safety.

This workshop is open to all THA hospitals - whether you are just starting the journey towards PFE, or you have met several of the PfP PFE metrics, but want to help overcoming common barriers and/or keeping up the momentum. Attendance is free, and registration is available at the link below. For more information, contact Patrice Mayo at pmayo@tha.com.


Save the Date
THA Leadership Summit
Wednesday, October 19, 2016

THA's Tennessee Center for Patient Safety, Tennessee Organization of Nurse Executives, Tennessee Nurses Association, and Tennessee Association for Healthcare Quality are pleased to announce plans for the 11th Annual Leadership Summit, which will be held on October 19, 2016 in conjunction with THA's annual meeting at the Omni Nashville Hotel in downtown Nashville. THA is seeking presentation proposals from hospitals across Tennessee that demonstrate and share best practices on fostering an organizational culture for excellence, demonstrating quality and patient safety improvement successes, engaging patients and families, navigating transitions of care, and promoting collaboration and teamwork. This is a great opportunity to network and share successful strategies among hospitals, as well as recognize and reward staff members' hard work on improving care for patients.

Registration will be available soon!










Recent Webinars

July 28, 2016
OB Teams Monthly Webinar: How Can I Get My Facility to Latch On to Breastfeeding Support


July 27, 2016
Medication Safety Webinar: Anticoagulant Safety Program: A Multipronged Approach


May 4, 2016
Medication Safety Webinar: Introduction to Antiretroviral Stewardship: Clinical Pearls for Pharmacists





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20 Tips to Help Prevent Medical Errors
Josie King Foundation
"Sure Progress"

Quick Links
Tennessee Center for Patient Safety Annual Report
Click HERE to download the 2015 Annual Report 
Click HERE to view past Annual Reports



August 2010 - Blue Cross Gives Patient Safety Center $2.9 Million Grant

The BlueCross BlueShield of Tennessee Health Foundation has announced it will make a $2,991,660 grant to help fund the Tennessee Center for Patient Safety (TCPS) over the next three years, furthering hospital patient safety and quality improvement efforts across Tennessee.  Click here to read the full press release.