Brigham Health is dedicated to providing the safest, highest quality care to every patient and family member we serve. On this blog, we discuss a broad range of issues in patient safety, health care quality and patient experience including what we are doing at Brigham Health to improve how we deliver care.

Our goal for Safety Matters is to engage a broad audience about what we have learned from our efforts to deliver the safest care and develop a hospital culture where our staff are comfortable speaking up about safety concerns.

We welcome your questions and suggestions for future topics at BWHSafetyMatters@partners.org. And we encourage you to leave comments on blog posts and join us in a conversation about making health care safer.

Safety matters to all of us at Brigham Health.

Allen Kachalia, MD, JD
Chief Quality Officer, Brigham and Women’s Hospital


Karen Fiumara, PharmD, BSPS
Senior Director of Patient Safety, Brigham Health