Preventing Mistakes in the Operating Room: Saint Francis at the Forefront

(WTNH News 8, Feb. 3, 2012) Surgery can be scary. But a pioneering patient safety initiative at Saint Francis Hospital and Medical Center is taking steps eliminate the types of  horrifying and well-publicized surgical errors _ operating on the wrong patient or the wrong body part, removing the wrong organ _ and post-surgical complications, that can make a visit to the hospital dangerous, or even deadly, according to national reports on medical mistakes.

Limiting medical mistakes: