Hospital Leaders acknowledge that the healthcare environment is a high-risk environment and seek to align vision/ mission, staff competency, and fiscal and human resources from the boardroom to the frontline.
The role of senior leadership is a key element to designing, fostering, and nurturing a culture of safety. Engaged senior leaders are critical to an organization’s successful development of a culture of safety. Engaged leaders drive the culture by designing strategy and building structure that guide safety processes and outcomes identified administrative leadership as one of the most significant facilitators for establishing and promoting a culture of safety.
Creating a culture of safety must begin with the Chief Executive Officer (CEO), but it must permeate throughout every level of the healthcare system. Leadership’s commitment and education on safety culture is key to an organization’s move toward a safety culture. Leaders require basic insight into safety problems and need rationales for focusing on patient safety. They need to be educated on the science of safety and the power of data.