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PATIENT SAFETY AND PHARMACOVIGILANCE UNIT CONDUCTS PATIENT SAFETY BENCHMARKING

Jose Colin C. Yee, RN, MAN     |     Published: Tuesday, 23 April 2019

The PSPVU staff and the Makati Medical Center and their Program Managers for Nursing and Patient Care Services. From left to right: Mr. Arthur Kevin V. Castor, RN, Mr. Joshua Jaime P. Nario, MA, RN, and Ms. Brigitte V. Garcia, RNThe PSPVU staff and the Makati Medical Center and their Program Managers for Nursing and Patient Care Services. From left to right: Mr. Arthur Kevin V. Castor, RN, Mr. Joshua Jaime P. Nario, MA, RN, and Ms. Brigitte V. Garcia, RNOn 26 & 27 March 2019, the Patient Safety and Pharmacovigilance Unit (PSPVU) staff conducted benchmarking activity on patient safety in three prestigious hospitals in the Philippines, namely: the Makati Medical Center (MMC) - Makati City, The Medical City (TMC) - Ortigas City, and St. Luke’s Medical Center (SLMC) - Taguig City. All these private hospitals were accredited by the Joint Commission International (JCI), a well-known international accreditation body that assesses and evaluates healthcare institutions in order to ensure international standards on patient safety and their practices.

The three hospitals were able to introduce and discuss their vision and mission, present their patient safety best practices, and highlight activities that uplift healthcare workers through a blame-free culture environment as the main approach.

From these activities, the PSPVU was fortunate enough to learn and gain ideas, which will serve as a guide to improve and develop strategies specific for hospital needs, especially the best practices related to the International Patient Safety Goals. The unit would like to thank the top managers of the MMC, TMC and SLMC for their positive responses and warm welcome during the hospital benchmarking activities and hospital tours.


Mr. Brilie Karl C. Viray, RN, one of the Nurse Managers of MMC presented their unit’s quality and patient safety compliance and performances to the PSPVU staffMr. Brilie Karl C. Viray, RN, one of the Nurse Managers of MMC presented their unit’s quality and patient safety compliance and performances to the PSPVU staff

The PSPVU staff together with the President and the Chief Executive Officer of The Medical City and their team. From left to right: Mr. Alfonso Oliver L. Jaime, Ms. Percy Aiggie S. Lauria, Atty. Martin P. Samson, Dr. Eugenio Jose F. Ramos, Ms. Alberta S. Vargas, Ms. Ma. Theresa Decena, Mr. Thomas Melithon A. CutaranThe PSPVU staff together with the President and the Chief Executive Officer of The Medical City and their team. From left to right: Mr. Alfonso Oliver L. Jaime, Ms. Percy Aiggie S. Lauria, Atty. Martin P. Samson, Dr. Eugenio Jose F. Ramos, Ms. Alberta S. Vargas, Ms. Ma. Theresa Decena, Mr. Thomas Melithon A. Cutaran

The PSPVU staff and the St. Luke’s Medical Center and their Clinical Nurse Educator, External Training Clinical Advancement and Informatics: Mr. Jan Robert R. Saldo, RNThe PSPVU staff and the St. Luke’s Medical Center and their Clinical Nurse Educator, External Training Clinical Advancement and Informatics: Mr. Jan Robert R. Saldo, RN

Mr. Jan Robert R. Saldo, RN presented the patient safety signages to the PSPVU staffMr. Jan Robert R. Saldo, RN presented the patient safety signages to the PSPVU staff