Quality and Safety

Welcome to the Department of Quality and Safety at Brigham and Women's Hospital

Our upcoming 2020 Healthcare Quality & Safety Conference in Boston has been postponed and will be held sometime in 2021. More information will be available soon.

"Quality of care is the degree to which health services for individuals and populations increase the likelihood of desired health outcomes and are consistent with current professional knowledge." – Institute of Medicine

Brigham and Women’s Hospital is committed to providing the safest, highest quality, and most satisfying care possible. As a national leader in improving health care quality and safety, we have helped to develop some of the industry’s best practices.

Quality and patient safety are at the core of our mission and vision. That is why, at Brigham and Women’s Hospital, we follow strict quality and safety practices throughout our entire hospital, monitoring our compliance with these practices and continuously seeking ways to improve.

We pledge to do our best each and every day to provide safe, high-quality care for the patients who put their trust in us.


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