March 16, 2010

Message from the Deputy Vice Chancellor: Response to Survey Requested


On March 4, VUMC began participating in the Agency for Healthcare Research and Quality Survey of Patient Safety Culture. This survey is a very important tool designed to measure the perception of our faculty and staff regarding our patient safety policies, practices and behaviors.

In order to achieve an effective measurement of our safety culture, and to make improvements where necessary, we need your assistance.

Given the importance of this survey, I am asking you to participate and to please encourage others within your unit, department or work area to also participate in order to provide this critical feedback. Your participation offers the best tool to help us identify those areas which need to be targeted for improvement.

Participation is anonymous, and only takes a few minutes to complete. The survey can be found at the following link:

The survey will remain active until March 31. Again, please take a few moments to respond.

C. Wright Pinson, M.D., MBA
Deputy Vice Chancellor for Health Affairs
Senior Associate Dean for Clinical Affairs