About Us

The Tennessee Hospital Association PSO is a federally certified patient safety organization under the U.S. Department of Health and Human Services (HHS) through the Agency for Healthcare Research and Quality (AHRQ) serving 65 member organizations.

To enhance services for members, the THA PSO subcontracted ECRI Institute PSO to provide a secure warehouse for reported safety event information and assist with data analysis, member feedback, and education offerings.  This gives THA PSO members the benefit of local support and access to resources from a long-standing, well-regarded healthcare safety organization. Because ECRI Institute PSO is a subcontractor for several PSOs, they provide a multi-PSO safety event database to which individual PSO member organizations can compare their aggregate information.

The THA PSO program is available to hospitals and other healthcare providers.

How to Join

Hospitals or other healthcare providers that wish to participate in the THA PSO Program must sign a PSO Membership Agreement and pay an annual fee. Tennessee-based regional healthcare systems may join as a system, including hospitals located in border states. For more information, please contact Rhonda Dickman, PSO Director, at 615-401-7404.


Rhonda Dickman, PSO Director

Kari Ellis, PSO Project Manager

Chris Clarke, Senior Vice-President, Clinical Services