The Indianapolis Coalition for Patient Safety (ICPS) provides a forum for Indianapolis-area hospitals to share information about best practices and work together to solve patient safety issues. A free standing non-profit, ICPS is comprised of chief executive, medical, nursing, quality/safety and pharmacy leaders as well as front line staff from the major health-systems located in Indianapolis: Ascension St. Vincent, Community Health Network, Eskenazi Health, Franciscan Health Indianapolis, Indiana University Health, Richard L. Roudebush VA Medical Center, and Suburban Health Organization. While competitors in the market-place, hospital leaders have come together and agreed to not compete on safety. Coalition Hospitals pool their expert resources to accelerate patient safety improvements through community-wide efforts.
ICPS members have a shared vision and challenge of making Indianapolis the safest city for healthcare. The ICPS has historically achieved accelerated outcomes by sharing resources, performance targets, accountability, and lessons learned. ICPS members undertake projects that focus on patient-centered strategies to improve safety. Using subject matter experts from Coalition hospitals, Coalition-wide multidisciplinary teams are formed to address a variety of patient safety issues including projects in medication safety, perioperative safety, blood safety, smart infusion pump safety, multidrug resistant organisms, pediatrics, substance use disorders, IT/ Informatics, and maternity to name a few.
The St. Louis Area Medication Safety (SLAMS) Collaborative was founded in 2014 as a grassroots effort to discover and share medication safety best practices freely and efficiently to any interested parties in the St. Louis area. Its members represent more than 50 hospitals, not including Ascension Health, and our academic partner, St. Louis College of Pharmacy. We work together to solve medication safety issues and foster a shared vision and challenge of making St. Louis area hospitals the safest hospitals to receive medications! We believe we can achieve accelerated outcomes by sharing resources, performance targets, accountability, and experience.