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2015 John Q. Sherman Award Winner

Patient Identification: Step One in Building a Culture of Safety

It’s amazing that patient identification has remained the No. 1 active Joint Commission National Patient Safety Goal (NPSG) for more than 10 years without garnering a significant amount of national attention or debate. The result is only modest pockets of improvement in reducing harm related to this critical patient safety issue. Organizations must address many […]


Anna E. Gaeta, RN, BSN, MS, CPHQ, CPPS, and Denise McPartland, MS, are Assistant Directors, Quality Management-Institute for Clinical Excellence and Quality at North Shore LIJ Health System. Ms. Gaeta led the project to standardize Patient Identification system-wide, which won the 2015 John Q. Sherman Award for Excellence in Patient Engagement. Ms. McPartland was a member of the project’s Steering Team.

Anna E. Gaeta and Denise McPartland has 2 post(s) at EngagingPatients.org

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