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The Role of Leadership in Developing a Safety Culture

The Joint Commission has released the Sentinel Event Alert #57 which discusses the role of leadership in developing a safety culture.   “The Joint Commission Center for Transforming Healthcare has found inadequate safety culture to be a significant contributing factor to adverse outcomes.   Leaders must commit to creating and maintaining a culture of safety; this commitment is just as critical as the time and resources devoted to revenue and financial stability, system integration, and productivity. Maintaining a safety culture requires leaders to consistently and visibly support and promote everyday safety measures.”

 

To access the recommendations suggested by the Joint Commission and the full report go to: https://www.jointcommission.org/sea_issue_57/