Minnesota Hospital Association

Quality & Patient Safety

Good Catch for Patient Safety Award

The MHA Good Catch for Patient Safety Award is presented to Minnesota hospital and health system staff who demonstrate their commitment to keeping patients safe by speaking up to prevent potential harm to a patient. MHA encourages individual, team or organizational nominations about process improvement efforts that were made to prevent near misses and good catches from reaching patients. It is because of actions taken every day by dedicated professionals that Minnesota hospitals and health systems continue to be front-runners in patient safety. 

Nominated individuals, team members and organizations 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.   

The three levels of awards are presented as follows:

  1. Nominations will be accepted throughout the year. If the nomination has met the following criteria the nominee(s) will receive a letter and certificate of recognition from MHA: a) likelihood that a patient safety issue would have resulted if the Good Catch did not happen; and b) potential impact to patients if the Good Catch did not happen.
  2. Each quarter, one individual or team recognized during the current quarter will receive special recognition for outstanding achievement based on the nature of the Good Catch and the impact to patient safety. Quarterly award winners will be recognized in person.
  3. Annually, one award will be presented at the MHA Awards Banquet. One of the year’s quarterly award recipients will be selected to receive this recognition.

To nominate an employee or team within your organization for this award, complete the form below. 

Good Catch for Patient Safety Nomination Form