Patient Safety Measures

Maintaining a medically safe environment and implementing practices that ensure patient safety are very important to UT Southwestern Medical Center. Our patients rightly expect to receive care administered with a high degree of safety when they are being treated in our hospitals and clinics. We expect it of ourselves as well.

All UT Southwestern employees are trained to report any issues impacting patient safety. We encourage the confidential reporting of errors/events to learn from them and to prevent future events. Issues brought to the attention of our staff are also reported.

We use safety information and feedback from patients and staff to improve our systems and processes – all with the goal of providing patients the best care possible.

We invite you to view UT Southwestern patient safety performance in the following areas:

Patient Safety MeasuresUT Southwestern University Hospitals
Central Line-Associated Blood Stream Infections (CLABSI)
Complications of Hospitalization
Hand Hygiene Compliance
Patient Falls with Injury
Urinary Catheter-Associated Infections (CAUTI)
Ventilator-Associated Pneumonia

Source: National Healthcare Safety Network (NHSN) and published data