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Hospitals: Havens or Hazards?

Virginia Mason became a positive catalyst for change after the death of one of its patients

Although a hospital’s purpose is to care for its patients, preventable hospital mistakes are estimated to cause more than 180,000 deaths in the U.S. each year. The staggering number has led many institutions to rethink safety implementation in the hopes of reducing the chance of a mishap. … Back to Article

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