National Patient Safety Goals

Doctor in maskBeginning in 2003, the Joint Commission established National Patient Safety Goals (NPSGs) to promote specific and standardized improvements in patient safety in hospitals and health care organizations across the nation.

DocalocNational Patient Safety Goals, which are updated annually, are used to measure hospital safety. To earn or maintain accreditation by the Joint Commission, organizations must demonstrate through clinical documentation and onsite surveys that they have the policies and practices in place to protect patients from the negative impact of specific health care errors.

Sarasota Memorial has adopted all of the Joint Commission's safety goals. To learn more about the goals, visit the Joint Commission's website at

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