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25 Hospitals in Mexico Make a Commitment to Eliminate Preventable Death

Mexico’s Academy of Surgery, Federation of Anesthesiologists & College of Health Quality Professionals Also Join as “Committed Partners”

IRVINE, Calif.-Wednesday, February 15th 2017 [ ME NewsWire ]

(BUSINESS WIRE)-- Dr. Javier Dávila Torres, along with 11 officials from Mexico announced at the Patient Safety Movement Foundation’s (PSMF) World Patient Safety, Science & Technology Summit that 25 hospitals signed a commitment to implement processes to eliminate preventable patient deaths. In addition, Mexico’s Academy of Surgery, Federation of Anesthesiologists and College of Health Quality Professionals of the West, Guadalajara and Jalisco have joined the Foundation as "Committed Partners" that share the PSMF’s mission.

By signing the commitment, the hospitals commit to implementing processes, such as Actionable Patient Safety Solutions (APSS), designed to help eliminate preventable patient deaths in hospitals. To date, there are 13 easy to implement APSS available for download. To view each hospital’s commitment, please visit

“Our Patient Safety Movement began in the United States, but its vision for protecting patient lives has always been global. We are very excited to see patient safety commitments representing 33 hospitals and 3 healthcare organizations in Mexico, protecting our neighbors from preventable deaths,” said Joe Kiani, Founder of the Patient Safety Movement Foundation. “Patient safety in hospitals is a global concern, and we hope all countries will join us.”

“We appreciate all of the physicians, nurses and multi-disciplinary teams that have stepped forward to make a commitment to the Patient Safety Movement,” said Dr. Javier Davila, Patient Safety Movement’s Regional Chairman for Mexico and Former Medical Director of the Social Security Mexican Institute. “This is just the beginning for Mexico and we need every hospital to participate if we want to eliminate medical errors and preventable deaths.”

“We are looking forward to working closely with the Patient Safety Movement. Our Institute aims to promote the comprehensive education of patient safety, and to eliminate the serious infections associated with health care,” said Dr. David Kershenobich, General Director of the National Institute of Medical Sciences and Nutrition and former President of the National Academy of Medicine of Mexico.

“We were pleased to see mental health as one of the challenges addressed at this year’s Summit, said Dr. María Elena Medina-Mora, General Director of the National Institute of Mental Health. “The people who suffer with mental health conditions live much of their life without access to proper care. Our mission is to try to provide them with quality of life and safety in their care. We are excited to work with the Patient Safety Movement.”

“The Mexican Academy of Surgery, in conjunction with the Public Health sector of the Mexican Federal Government, will provide continuous medical education in different surgical specialties to academic organizations and Universities,” said Dr. Jesús Tapia, President of the Mexican Academy of Surgery. “It is our hope that all of our members commit to making zero preventable patient deaths by the year 2020 their safety goal.”

To date, the following organizations representing 33 hospitals in Mexico have committed to one or more Actionable Patient Safety Solutions (APSS):

Instituto Nacional de Ciencias Médicas y Nutricion “Salvador Zubirán”, Mexico City

Instituto Nacional de Psiquiatría “Ramón de la Fuente Muñiz”, Mexico City

Instituto Nacional de Cardiologia "Ignacio Chávez"

Insituto Nacional de Neurologia y Neurocirugia “Manuel Velazco Suarez”, Mexico City

Hospital Juarez de México

Secretaría de Salud, Mexico City (Hospital Belisario Dominguez, Hospital General Balbuena, Hospital General Ruben Leñero and Hospital General La Villa, El Medico en Tu Casa )

Hospital Español, Mexico City

Clinica CER, Santiago de Querétaro

Centro de Atención Integral en Salud Mental, Jalisco

Hospital Regional la Barca, Jalisco

Hospital de Especialidades del Niño y Mujer, Santiago de Querétaro

Hospital General de Cadereyta, Santiago de Querétaro

Hospital General de Jalpan, Santiago de Querétaro

Hospital General De Occidente, Jalisco

Hospital General de Queretaro, Santiago de Querétaro

Hospital Materno Infantil Esperanza Lopez Mateos, Guadalajara

Hospital Punta Sur, Santiago de Querétaro

Hospital Santa Rosa de Viterbo, Santiago de Querétaro

Medica Ideas, Hospital Intermédica, Medicina Actual, Pachuca Hidalgo

Unidad Especializada de Atencíon Obstétrica y Neonatal, Jalisco

Unidad Médica de Atención Ambulatoria IMSS Querétaro, Santiago de Querétaro

Hospital General Regional No. 1 IMSS Queretaro, Santiago de Querétaro

Instituto Jalisciense de Cancerologia, Guadalajara

Hospital Mocel Grupo Angeles

About The Patient Safety Movement Foundation

More than 200,000 people die every year in U.S. hospitals and 3 million worldwide in ways that could have been prevented. The Patient Safety Movement Foundation was established through the support of the Masimo Foundation for Ethics, Innovation, and Competition in Healthcare, to reduce that number of preventable deaths to 0 by 2020 (0X2020). Improving patient safety will require a collaborative effort from all stakeholders, including patients, healthcare providers, medical technology companies, government, employers, and private payers. The Patient Safety Movement Foundation works with all stakeholders to address the problems with actionable solutions for patient safety. The Foundation also convenes the World Patient Safety, Science and Technology summit. The Summit brings together some of the world’s best minds for thought-provoking discussions and new ideas to challenge the status quo. By presenting specific, high-impact solutions to meet patient safety challenges, called Actionable Patient Safety Solutions, encouraging medical technology companies to share the data their products are purchased for, and asking hospitals to make commitments to implement Actionable Patient Safety Solutions, Patient Safety Movement is working toward zero preventable deaths by 2020. Visit

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Patient Safety Movement Foundation
Irene Paigah
Phone: (858) 859-7001

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