Quality Director Suzie Eklund and CEO John Rau of Stevens Community Medical Center. (Photo: Marshall Hoffman)

Hospitals around Minnesota are focused on Patient Safety Week, including the Stevens Community Medical Center in Morris. SCMC CEO John Rau and Quality Director Suzie Eklund were on the KMRS Community Connection to explain that patient safety is broader than just making sure a health care facility is minimizing medical mistakes. Eklund said patients play an increasingly important role in their own health care.

SCMC is holding a poster contest for employees in each of its departments on what patient safety means to them. You can look for those on various walls of SCMC this week.

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