Maryland Patient Safety Center

Keeping Maryland healthcare safe.

The Maryland Patient Safety Center is recognized as a national leader in patient safety.  As a model of patient safety innovation and implementation, we convene providers, patients and families across the healthcare continuum to prevent avoidable harm and provide safe and equitable healthcare for all.
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Maryland Patient Safety Center Announces 2024 Patient Safety Award Winners!

The Maryland Patient Safety Center recently announced that Adventist HealthCare Shady Grove Medical Center has been named the recipient of the 2024 Minogue Award for Patient Safety Innovation. The winning project is titled “Impact of Breastmilk and Donor Breastmilk Exclusivity on Improved Quality Measures and Outcomes in the Neonatal Intensive Care Unit.”
The runner-up, MedStar Health, has been honored with the Distinguished Achievement for Patient Safety Innovation Award for their project, Preventing Hospital-Acquired Venous Thrombosis Embolism in Acute Care Hospitals.”
Read more about all of the honorees and the 2024 Turning the Tide recipient HERE.


Through a grant from the Maryland Department of Health, the Maryland Patient Safety Center has partnered with an interdisciplinary and passionate advisory group to plan the inaugural Maryland Maternal Mortality Summit.  The summit aims to bring together birth workers and other key stakeholders from across the state to learn, innovate, and collaborate around eliminating preventable maternal mortality and its associated disparities in care, access, and outcomes for birthing people.

Learn more and register to attend HERE.

Perinatal/Neonatal Safety

Education & Training Schedule

Health Equity

Caring for the Caregiver: Implementing RISE



Patient Safety Officer Forums

MPSC convenes four PSO Forums per year, either virtually, in person, or hybrid.  These forums are open to any healthcare individuals interested in patient safety and are an opportunity to share, learn and network with others interested in improving patient safety in Maryland and the region.

May 2, 2024     1:00 pm to 2:30 pm     Virtual
June 6, 2024      1:00 pm to 2:30 pm      Virtual

Safe Tables

Two Mid-Atlantic Patient Safety Organization (MAPSO) Safe Tables are held per year for members of the MAPSO.  Safe Tables are a shared learning forum for peers to exchange patient safety experiences, discuss best practices, network and learn from each other in an open, uninhibited and legally protected environment.

April 11, 2024      1:00 pm to 3:00 pm      In person
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