Cohort 4 of AHRQ's Safety Program Begins Sept 29

The Agency for Healthcare Research and Quality (AHRQ) funds a national patient safety improvement collaborate for ASCs. This program features a 12-month program focused on how to improve teamwork and communication, and promote a culture of safety in your facility.

The program is a collaboration between ASCA, the Agency for Healthcare Research and Quality (AHRQ), Health Research and Educational Trust (HRET), and Harvard School of Public Health.

The goals of this program are:

  • Improved teamwork and communication

  • Improved patient safety culture

  • Improved patient and staff satisfaction

  • Reduction in SSIs and Complications

The benefits of participating in this program include:

  • Access to new learning tools and videos created specifically for the ambulatory surgery center setting.

  • Using and learning from a patient safety culture survey specifically designed for use in the ambulatory surgery setting.

  • Networking with other ASC professionals via Learning Group participation.

  • Learning new ways to improve the culture of safety in your facility through a newly designed curriculum tailored specifically for the types of procedures performed in your facility.

  • Benefiting from one-on-one mentoring throughout the program by a highly-trained Quality Improvement Advisor.

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Cohort 4 launches on September 29. To enroll, visit: