Patient Safety Practiced and Celebrated at HealthSouth Rehabilitation Hospital of Memphis and North Memphis

3/06/2015

MEMPHIS, Tenn. – HealthSouth Rehabilitation Hospitals of Memphis and North Memphis celebrate National Patient Safety Awareness Week March 8-14, 2015, to educate the community, patients and their families, clinicians and others on the importance of patient safety in the hospital and at home.

HealthSouth Rehabilitation Hospital of Memphis will have a week of cruise inspired activies for patients starting on Monday, March 8. Patients will participate in activities including a handwashing contest, safe patient mobility, safety drills and a Captain’s Lunch with HealthSouth Memphis CEO Kevin Spears.

HealthSouth Rehabilitation Hospital- North will have a scavenger hunt and safety obstacle course for employees to navigate with the opportunity to win prizes. The Activities of Daily Living suite, where patients learn how to do everday tasks such as washing clothes, baking and getting dressed, will be used as a safety room. The cafeteria will offer a sing along at lunch as well as puzzles and word finds.

Patient Safety Awareness Week was initially launched in 2002 and is endorsed by the National Patient Safety Foundation (NPSF) whose mission is to: improve the safety of patients by identifying and creating a core body of knowledge; identify pathways to apply the knowledge; develop and enhance the culture of receptivity to patient safety; raise public awareness and foster communications about patient safety as well as improve the status of NPSF and its ability to meet its goals. For more information, please visit its website at www.npsf.org.

For more information, please contact Elizabeth Robertson at 901-258-4541.

About HealthSouth Rehabilitation Hospital of Memphis
HealthSouth Rehabilitation Hospital of Memphis is an 80-bed inpatient rehabilitation hospital that offers comprehensive inpatient and outpatient rehabilitation services. Serving patients throughout the Mid-South, the hospital is located at 1282 Union Ave. and on the Web at www.healthsouthmemphis.com.

About HealthSouth Rehabilitation Hospital- North
HealthSouth Rehabilitation Hospital- North is a 50-bed inpatient rehabilitation hospital that offers comprehensive inpatient rehabilitation services. Serving patients throughout the Mid-South, the hospital is located at 4100 Austin Peay Hwy and on the Web at www.healthsouthnorthmemphis.com.

About HealthSouth
HealthSouth is one of the nation's largest providers of post-acute healthcare services, offering both facility-based and home-based post-acute services in 33 states and Puerto Rico through its network of inpatient rehabilitation hospitals, home health agencies, hospice agencies and outpatient rehabilitation satellite clinics. HealthSouth can be found on the Web at www.healthsouth.com.

Source: HealthSouth Rehabilitation Hospitals of North Memphis

Point of Contact

For additional details, please contact our representative.

Elizabeth Robertson

901 258-4541
Elizabeth Robertson

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