Johns Hopkins and the Queen’s Health Systems collaborate to advance patient safety and quality in Hawaii

The Johns Hopkins Armstrong Institute for Patient Safety and Quality and The Queen’s Health Systems in Honolulu have entered into a collaboration agreement to improve patient safety and quality of care initiatives at hospitals in the state of Hawaii.

Initially, the entities will work together to conduct a comprehensive assessment of The Queen’s Health Systems’ current safety programs and culture. The assessment will evaluate one hospital’s governance structure, leadership philosophy and management system — key characteristics of hospitals and health systems that have successfully reduced several preventable harms. Together, the two parties will set recommendations based on findings and proven interventions developed at the Armstrong Institute, and then design an implementation strategy. 

“We are excited to collaborate with The Queen’s Health Systems to co-create solutions that promote positive patient experiences and safe, high-quality care,” says Peter Pronovost, Senior Vice President for Patient Safety and Quality at Johns Hopkins Medicine and Director of the Armstrong Institute. “At the Armstrong Institute, our mission is to partner with all interested parties to eliminate preventable harms, optimize patient outcomes, and experiences and reduce waste in the delivery of healthcare resources. We look forward to sharing our approach with Queen’s and learning from their efforts to develop innovative programs that will benefit the people in the state of Hawaii.”

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