Norfolk General Hospital is committed to perpetually improving patient safety, reducing risk and respecting the dignity of those we serve
by assuring a safe environment.

Everyone at the hospital, from board to staff to volunteers, work together in establishing a culture of safety that minimizes hazards and patient harm by focusing on processes of care. Some of the ways we ensure this commitment is demonstrated is through:

  • emphasizing patient safety as an organizational priority;
  • providing education to medical and hospital staff regarding the commitment to reduction of medical errors;
  • supporting proactive reduction in medical/health care errors; and
  • integrating patient safety priorities into the new design and redesign of all relevant organization processes, equipment, functions and services.

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