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

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.

March 14, 2017

Transforming medical culture one student at a time

Massachusetts medical schools are using innovative educational techniques to make safety a stronger part of the curriculum.

March 14, 2017

The surprisingly short journey from Potato Heads to patient safety

Can building plastic toys help teach the fundamentals of safer medicine? Definitely, say both students and instructors who’ve tried it.