NPSF Patient Safety Coalition Welcomes DuPont Sustainable Solutions

BOSTON, Oct. 8, 2015 (GLOBE NEWSWIRE) -- The National Patient Safety Foundation (NPSF), a central voice for patient safety since 1997, recently welcomed DuPont Sustainable Solutions as a member of the NPSF Patient Safety Coalition.

Building on DuPont's vast experience in managing hazards, DuPont Sustainable Solutions works with a variety of industries to provide customized approaches to reduce risk and improve workforce safety and efficiency.

"You cannot deliver excellence in patient safety without caregivers who consistently practice safe behaviors in the workplace," said Mark Wagner, regional president, U.S. and Canada, DuPont Sustainable Solutions. "Joining the NPSF Patient Safety Coalition enables us to work closely with the Foundation and other member organizations to develop innovative solutions to help break down the organizational and behavioral barriers that are perpetuating safety issues today."

The NPSF Patient Safety Coalition was created to align stakeholders from across the continuum of care in a unifying mission to make health care safer for all. 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 sharing knowledge through quarterly webinars, an annual member meeting, special projects and events, and other high-value activities.

"We are very pleased to welcome DuPont Sustainable Solutions to the NPSF Patient Safety Coalition," said Tejal K. Gandhi, MD, MPH, CPPS, president and CEO of NPSF. "We look forward to learning about their experiences and perspectives, particularly in regard to the safety of the health care workforce."

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

About DuPont Sustainable Solutions

DuPont Sustainable Solutions is one of 10 DuPont businesses. Bringing customers the benefits of an integrated global consulting services and process technology enterprise, it applies DuPont's real-world experience, history of innovation, problem-solving success, and strong brands to help organizations transform their workplaces and work cultures to become safer, more efficient and more environmentally sustainable. Additional information is available at:

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Source:The National Patient Safety Foundation