Maryville Quality Assurance Director Mary Ludlum displays the OPSC Leading Participant Award.

Maryville Quality Assurance Director Mary Ludlum displays the OPSC Leading Participant Award.

Maryville was one of eight healthcare facilities in the state recognized as a leading participant in the Oregon Patient Safety Commission’s (OPSC) 2015 Patient Safety Reporting Program.

This is the second year in a row that Maryville has received the Leading Participant Award, which is given to healthcare facilities that exceed expectations in “consistently investigating patient harm, developing solutions to prevent future patient harm, and submitting reports that effectively contribute to shared learning across Oregon,” according to the OPSC.

“As patient safety professionals and advocates, we understand that transparency and reporting are essential to a strong safety culture,” said Carrie Parrish, OPSC patient safety reporting program director.

In January 2015, Maryville switched to an electronic reporting system, which led to an increase in patient safety reporting and response efficacy.

“This award shows how committed we are to patient safety and quality care,” said Maryville Quality Assurance Director Mary Ludlum.

About Maryville

Maryville is a regional leader in long-term skilled care, short-term physical rehabilitation and memory care. Dynamic activities and a wide range of services foster the spiritual, physical, psychological and social well being of each resident and patient. For more than 50 years, Maryville has been dedicated to meeting critical health care needs in our region through service with love. Maryville is located in Beaverton, Oregon, on the Sisters of St. Mary of Oregon campus.

Maryville Quality Assurance Director Mary Ludlum discusses the importance of patient safety reporting.

Maryville Quality Assurance Director Mary Ludlum discusses the importance of patient safety reporting.

About Oregon Patient Safety Commission

OPSC is a semi-independent state agency charged by the Oregon Legislature with reducing the risk of serious adverse events occurring in Oregon’s healthcare system and encouraging a culture of patient safety. OPSC operates the Patient Safety Reporting Program, offers Oregon healthcare organizations a variety of opportunities to participate in infection prevention trainings and collaboratives, and is the administrative entity for Early Discussion and Resolution—Oregon’s voluntary process for open conversation between healthcare providers and patients, if serious physical injury or death occurs during healthcare.