CRC Press Publishes Groundbreaking Patient Safety Improvement Book by the V.P. of Patient Safety

BOCA RATON, Fla. - Dec. 10, 2015 - PRLog -- CRC Press is pleased to announce the publication of a groundbreaking health care improvement book: Achieving Safe Health Care: Delivery of Safe Patient Care at Baylor Scott & White Health ( by Jan Compton, MS-HCAD, BSN, RN, CPHQ, vice president of patient safety and chief patient safety officer at Baylor Scott & White Health (BSWH), the largest not-for-profit health care system in Texas.

Preventable patient safety events are the third leading cause of death in the United States. While most health care organizations know they need to improve patient safety, most lack an understanding of the steps required to develop and implement an effective patient safety program. BSWH has successfully created a strong culture of patient safety.

In 2013, Baylor Health Care System published the book Achieving STEEEP Health Care, which describes its quality improvement journey via the STEEEP® framework of delivering care that is Safe, Timely, Effective, Efficient, Equitable and Patient-Centered. Achieving Safe Health Care (, by Jan Compton, provides a detailed overview of the BSWH approach to the delivery of safe care, the leading aim of the STEEEP quality and patient safety framework. It presents real-life examples, practical approaches and tools for improving patient safety.

“In this book, Baylor Scott & White Health has once again illustrated why it's a leader in the field of medicine. If every hospital in America was as direct in its goal to reduce patient harm, we could cut preventable deaths by a significant number. While no one has all of the answers to solving the patient safety problem in this country, Baylor Scott & White Health is leading the way to reach zero preventable deaths. We thank them for their commitment to patients,” says Laura Batz Townsend, Co-Founder and President of the Louise H. Batz Patient Safety Foundation.

Achieving Safe Health Care ( structured around some of the key components of patient safety such as the importance of strategic efforts in categories of culture, processes, and technology. Maintaining a focus on human factors in patient safety and health care, the book explains the need for advanced analytics along with long-term learning and corporate resources. To learn more about the Baylor Scott & White Health patient safety journey and to find additional case studies and tools, visit

About the STEEEP Global Institute: The STEEEP Global Institute is a division of Baylor Scott & White Health that specializes in health care quality improvement solutions. STEEEP is a registered trademark of Baylor Scott & White Health.

About Baylor Scott & White Health: Baylor Scott & White Health, the organization formed from the 2013 merger between Baylor Health Care System and Scott & White Healthcare, is today the largest not-for-profit health care system in the state of Texas. With total assets of $9.6 billion and serving a population larger than the state of Virginia, Baylor Scott & White Health has the vision and resources to provide its patients continued quality care while creating a model system for a dramatically changing health care environment. The organization now includes 49 hospitals, more than 800 access points, more than 5,800 active physicians, 38,000 employees and the Scott & White Health Plan. For more information visit:

About CRC Press:CRC Press is a premier global publisher of science, technology, and medical resources. We offer unique, trusted content by expert authors, spreading knowledge and promoting discovery worldwide. We aim to broaden thinking and advance understanding in the sciences, providing researchers, academics, professionals and students with the tools they need to share ideas and realize their potential. CRC Press is a member of Taylor & Francis Group, an informa business. For more information, visit


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