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

June 22, 2017

When health professionals work as a team, patients reap the safety benefits

While simulation and other interactive exercises can help hone technical skills, they are also proving their worth in boosting teamwork and communication – two pillars of a sustainable patient safety environment.

June 22, 2017

South Shore Health System puts an accent on safety

The staff at South Shore Health System is promoting diligent hand-washing among providers, Boston style, with phrases like “soap & watah” and “hand sanitizah.”

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.