Patient Safety

Southeast Georgia Health System’s focus on Patient Safety includes:
  • Whole system safety (community, primary care, hospitals and extended care) and the integration of safe care between levels of the system.
  • Developing new methods for leadership to predict and anticipate safety concerns.
  • Addressing identified safety concerns through evidence based practices.

Consumers and Patient Safety

Patient safety is one of the Nation's most pressing health care challenges. A 1999 report by the Institute of Medicine estimates that as many as 44,000 to 98,000 people die in U.S. hospitals each year as the result of lapses in patient safety. Click on the link below for more information on how you can help prevent medical errors. 

U.S. Department of Health and Human Services

This federal agency, through the Centers for Medicare and Medicaid Services, measures quality in hospitals across the country.  Hospital Compare is a consumer-oriented website that provides information on how well hospitals provide recommended care to their patients. This information can help consumers make informed decisions about health care. Click on the link below for more information about Hospital Compare.

The Joint Commission

A not-for-profit organization, the Joint Commission is the oldest and largest healthcare accrediting body. Joint Commission standards set performance expectations for activities that affect the safety and quality of patient care – leading to good outcomes for patients.


Southeast Georgia Health System receives recognition for improving patient and resident safety in the communities we serve.  Click on the link below to learn more of the awards we have received. 

Contact Us: 

If you have questions about how you can improvement patient safety, please contact the Patient Safety Manager at  912-466-3245 or