Welcome to the Betsy Lehman Center

The Betsy Lehman Center is a state agency that uses communications and research to catalyze the efforts of providers, policymakers, and consumers working toward safer health care in Massachusetts.

News and Events

May 16, 2017

Surgical burns remain a key concern for safety advocates

Hospitals and ambulatory surgery centers that identify root causes of burns and use proactive measures to reduce them take important steps toward improving patient and staff safety.

May 16, 2017

Too many alarms are not just irritating – they’re dangerous; here are some solutions

Caregivers across the spectrum are developing ways to eliminate alarm fatigue without running the risk that beeps, buzzes and flashing lights will be overlooked when matters are urgent.

April 13, 2017

How to boost safety by highlighting the accidents that didn’t happen

Signature Healthcare Brockton Hospital has helped push its medical error rate down by a program called Great Catches that recognizes employees for spotting, and stopping, mistakes before they can do harm.

April 13, 2017

How a hospital-wide collaborative project made off-shift intubations safer

Administrators at Brigham and Women’s Faulkner Hospital say training respiratory therapists to perfect the task is sustainable and cost-effective.