Commitment to Action

Zero Preventable Deaths by 2020 - Patient Safety Movement

Commitment by

Masimo Foundation

In 2013, the Masimo Foundation committed to confront the problem of preventable patient deaths in the United States by spearheading a Patient Safety Movement directed at reducing healthcare costs and improving safety in hospitals. Masimo will donate 10 million dollars to seed the creation of a new 501c3, the Patient Safety Movement Foundation, which will oversee an annual summit, year-round meetings, and educational efforts. The Patient Safety Movement Foundation will ask all supporters and summit guests to make formal, written commitments to patient safety based on identified areas of need, including: failure to rescue, medication errors, overuse of blood transfusion, intravascular catheter-related infections, sub-optimal neonatal oxygen targeting, failure to detect critical congenital heart disease and IT barriers. Through this commitment, Masimo and its newly formed Patient Safety Foundation aim to reduce the number of preventable deaths in hospitals across the country to zero by the year 2020.

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Commitment

Zero Preventable Deaths by 2020 - Patient Safety Movement

Launched

2013

Est. Duration

7 years

Estimated Total Value

$12,000,000

Region

Latin America & Caribbean, Northern America

Countries

ARGENTINA, BOLIVIA, Canada, CHILE, COLOMBIA, COSTA RICA, Cuba, DOMINICAN REPUBLIC, EL SALVADOR, GERMANY

Commitment by

Masimo Foundation

Partner(s) of the Commitment Maker(s)

The Patient Safety Movement