March 30, 2010

Your Feedback is Needed on the Survey of Patient Safety Culture


Elevating safety is “who we are” at Vanderbilt. We have a responsibility as professionals to provide the safest and the highest quality of care. We live this motto daily, and it is reflected in both our organizational Credo and in our Nursing Safety goals.

We focus our nursing care on the key aspects of safety that include: a personalized plan of care, practicing appropriate hand hygiene, preventing falls, safer line practices, pressure ulcer prevention, handovers, universal protocol and partnering, rounding for safety, and safe blood/medication administration. And while these are all priorities, the key to safe care, is building a culture where these processes are part of the daily routine.

Understanding and improving the safety culture depends on you. We need your feedback on the Survey of Patient Safety Culture. We WILL use this information to make positive changes in our systems, and we know if begins with YOU.

So, please take a few moments to complete the survey at the link below.


C. Wright Pinson, M.D., MBA
Deputy Vice Chancellor for Health Affairs
Senior Associate Dean for Clinical Affairs

Marilyn A. Dubree, RN, MSN, NE-BC
Executive Chief Nursing Officer