Smiths Medical Joins NPSF Patient Safety Coalition

BOSTON, June 15, 2016 (GLOBE NEWSWIRE) — The National Patient Safety Foundation (NPSF), a central voice for patient safety since 1997, is pleased to announce that Smiths Medical, a leading global manufacturer of specialty medical devices, has joined the NPSF Patient Safety Coalition.

The NPSF Patient Safety Coalition is a growing community of stakeholders from across the continuum of care aligned in the mission to make health care safer for all.

Based in Minneapolis, Minnesota, with operations and sales in more than 120 countries, Smiths Medical provides innovative and lifesaving solutions found in hospital, emergency, home and specialty care environments, and used during critical and intensive care, surgery, post-operative care, and for support in managing chronic illness.                       

“Ensuring patient and clinician safety is at the core of what we do each day,” said Carl Stamp, vice president, Global Marketing, Smiths Medical. “Partnering with the NPSF Patient Safety Coalition and Foundation is a further reflection of Smiths Medical’s commitment to advancing safe, high value, high quality health care throughout the world.”

The NPSF Patient Safety Coalition was created to align diverse stakeholders from across the continuum of care in a unifying mission of making health care safer for patients and the workforce. Membership is open to myriad groups, including solutions providers working to address patient safety challenges, professional associations, advocacy organizations, and other similarly committed organizations. Coalition members gain valuable opportunities for networking, learning, and knowledge sharing through quarterly webinars, an annual member meeting, special projects and events, and other high-value activities.

“On behalf of the NPSF Patient Safety Coalition members, I am pleased to extend our welcome to Smiths Medical,” said Tejal K. Gandhi, MD, MPH, CPPS, president and CEO of NPSF. “We look forward to learning from their international perspective as we seek to promote patient safety worldwide.”

For more information about the NPSF Patient Safety Coalition and how to join, contact David Coletta, senior vice president, at

About the National Patient Safety Foundation

The National Patient Safety Foundation’s vision is to create a world where patients and those who care for them are free from harm. A central voice for patient safety since 1997, NPSF partners with patients and families, the health care community, and key stakeholders to advance patient safety and health care workforce safety and disseminate strategies to prevent harm. NPSF is an independent, not-for-profit 501(c)(3) organization. To learn more about the Foundation’s work, visit and follow @theNPSF on Twitter.

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