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A center of patient safety innovation, convening providers of care to accelerate our understanding of, and implement evidence-based solutions for preventing avoidable harm.


Making healthcare in Maryland the safest in the nation.


  • Eliminate preventable harm for every patient, with every touch, every time
  • Develop a shared culture of safety among patient care providers
  • Be a model for safety innovation in other states

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Welcome to the Maryland Patient Safety Center

The Maryland Patient Safety Center is recognized as a national leader in patient safety. As a Center of patient safety innovations, we convene providers of care to accelerate our understanding and implement evidence-based solutions for preventing avoidable harm.
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Patient & Family Engagement During COVID-19:
What can we do?  How will it help?

FREE Live Webinar
Friday, May 8th, 2020


FREE resources to support healthcare heroes through COVID-19

The COVID-19 pandemic is creating an unprecedented threat to the wellbeing and resilience of health care workers around the globe.  The scale and scope of that threat is unparalleled in modern history.  Virtually every worker of every job description can be affected, ranging from doctors and nurses delivering direct patient care, to less visible professionals delivering in the pharmacy and microbiology lab, to still less visible workers providing basic essential services like transport, laundry and security.

To preserve well-being and resilience at the individual and organizational level, it is imperative that we provide the necessary support to our colleagues and workers.  Over the last nine years the
RISE (Resilience in Stressful Events) program has provided psychological first aid and emotional support to hospital workers at the Johns Hopkins Hospital.  That service has been delivered by a multidisciplinary team of volunteers who provide peer support on a 24-hour basis to individuals and groups in need.  In recent weeks, the team has delivered support proactively to units across the hospital where stress and needs were greatest.   Our peer-supporters have been trained in psychological first aid and emotional support based on the curriculum provided in this manual.  In collaboration with the Maryland Patient Safety Center (MPSC), approximately 30 additional hospitals and health systems across the US have adopted RISE, based in part on these materials.  We hope that this volume is useful to you in supporting your staff and one another during the historic crisis that confronts us all now.

To request a COMPLIMENTARY copy of the  
Caring for the Caregiver: Peer Support in the Midst of a Crisis,
Please email Anna Koerbel, Manager of Business Development, Maryland Patient Safety Center:

Additional Recommended Resources:

  • Center for the Study of Traumatic Stress- Sustaining the Wellbeing of Healthcare Personnel 
Centers for Disease Control and Prevention- Stress and Coping

Patient Safety Officers Forums:

August 6, 2020 1:00 to 3:00 
October 1, 2020 (members only)  1:00 to 3:00 
December 3, 2020 1:00 to 3:00 


September 17th, 2020 is International Patient Safety Day. 

Now through 9/17/20 you can help us take strides toward safer healthcare.

The Maryland Patient Safety Center is a proud partner of the Patient Safety Movement Foundation (PSMF). Since launching the PSMF in the mobile app Charity Miles they have seen nearly 200 of the most loyal supporters walk 4,731 miles or approximately 11 million steps.

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