Quality/Risk/Safety organization

edited August 2017 in JCAHO Watch
How do you break up Risk, Quality, and Safety Officer duties/positions at your facility? Is safety broken into environmental and patient safety?

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Please contact me if I can be of further assistance.

Tammy Owens RN, MSN
Director of Accreditation Services
Wise Health System Decatur,TX
(940) 626-3856


  • edited August 2017
    Yes. We have a PSO (patient safety officer) that handles patient safety issues and Safety Officer who handles environmental safety. They both lead the Safety Committee.

    Inez M. Kernick, MSN, RN, CJCP
    Regulatory Compliance Director
    CHRISTUS Health Louisiana
    (318) 286-4590
    (318) 681-4177 (fax)
    (318) 681-7012 (NLA)
    (318) 214-4816 (office NRMC)

  • edited August 2017
    Ours are broken up. Safety Officer/Engineer is on EOC Committee. Patient Safety Officers are on various quality committees.

  • edited August 2017
    Ours are broken up Risk mgt own dept, Quality is in Performance Improvement dept, Patient Safety officer is in the PI dept and Safety officer handles EOC and is in his dept and handles security as well. Safety Officer chair EOC committee and Patient Safety officer sits on various committees.
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