Good Catch for Patient Safety Award
The MHA Good Catch for Patient Safety award is presented to Minnesota hospital staff who demonstrate their commitment to keeping patients safe by "speaking up" to prevent potential harm to a patient. MHA encourages individual and team nominations, or nominations for system or organizational process and safety improvements that were made to prevent near misses and good catches from reaching patients. It is because of actions taken every day by dedicated professionals like the Good Catch Award honorees that Minnesota hospitals continue to be front-runners in patient safety.
The Good Catch Award is a tiered award. Individuals and/or team members recognized with the award are entered into the running to win the quarterly Good Catch for Patient Safety award. Quarterly recipients are eligible to win the annual Good Catch for Patient Safety award, presented at the MHA Annual Awards banquet each spring. To nominate someone for the Good Catch Award, click here.
2017 Good Catch for Patient Safety of the Year Award honoree
Sonam Serpolamatsang, environmental services professional at
Park Nicollet Methodist Hospital in St. Louis Park, received the MHA Good Catch
for Patient Safety Award, which recognizes a hospital professional who speaks
up to prevent potential harm to patients.
Serpolamatsang took action to keep a patient safe as he was
being transported back from dialysis. She noticed that the patient appeared to
be bleeding and immediately approached her department director and requested
that the patient be checked. An examination revealed that the patient was
indeed bleeding from his arterial access point. Because of this attentive work,
the patient's bleeding was addressed.
It is because of the actions taken every day by dedicated
professionals like Serpolamatsang that Minnesota hospitals and health systems
continue to be leaders in patient safety across the nation.