The Everett Clinic has an open and active culture of safety. We know we’re doing what is right for each patient when we carefully review events, share stories and learn from experience.
The Clinic holds itself accountable to the highest standards of patient safety and strives for optimal quality in a thoughtful and deliberate way. We aim to be known nationally for having zero preventable adverse events.
To achieve this, we focus on collaboration and communication with our team so that our Clinic fosters an environment fortified against medical error and primed for quality healthcare.
You – as patient – are the star player on your medical team. We welcome hearing from patients and their loved ones about any concerns.
Some of the best safety procedures are simple. For example, hand-washing is a remarkably effective way to prevent and control infection. So there’s nothing wrong, and everything right, with asking your provider, “Have you washed your hands?”.
Here are some terms that are meaningful to your Clinic as we strive for optimal safety and quality. These ideas provide much of the foundation for the care you receive at the Clinic: