Safety is Excellence: A new chapter in our safety journey

Roper St. Francis Healthcare is enhancing its focus on patients and teammates’ safety by launching a new long-term initiative, “Safety is Excellence.” [Read more…]

New sharps process should help reduce needlesticks

Roper Hospital soon will implement a new process that aims to reduce needlesticks among teammates. [Read more…]

Dial 911 instead of pressing a panic button

Teammates should stop using panic buttons and instead use land lines or cellphones to dial 911 in the case of an emergency. [Read more…]

Teammate Safety manager offers summer safety tips

The following was written by Teammate Safety Manager Caroline Haggerty.

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July 4 safety tips for bites, stings and sparkly things

Roper St. Francis Healthcare is urging caution and safety during this holiday weekend to prevent unnecessary trips to the doctor’s office or emergency room. [Read more…]

We’re highlighting all we do to keep you safe during National Safety Month

To honor National Safety Month, we are highlighting our teammates who remain focused on keeping you safe.

At RSFH, multiple boards, committees and teams work together to ensure teammates and patients are kept safe and injuries are prevented. [Read more…]

Fact or Fiction: Safe patient handling myths dispelled

RSFH is committed to the safety of all teammates, and using safe patient handling techniques and equipment is one way to keep you safe from injury. [Read more…]

Friday is Hospitals Against Violence Awareness Day

Teammate Safety posed for this photo on June 1, 2021.

June 4 is Hospitals Against Violence Awareness Day, the fifth anniversary of #HAVhope Friday sponsored by the American Hospital Association that is intended to raise awareness around combatting violence. [Read more…]

Teammate Safety Alert: Be on the lookout for latex balloons

During the past two weeks, we’ve had two incidents in which teammates with latex allergies have been exposed to latex balloons causing an allergic reaction. [Read more…]

RSF MPH and BSSF nationally recognized with ‘A’s in the Spring 2021 Leapfrog Hospital Safety Grades

Roper St. Francis Mount Pleasant Hospital and Bon Secours St. Francis Hospital received “A” grades in the spring 2021 Leapfrog Hospital Safety Grade, a national distinction recognizing achievements protecting patients from errors, injuries, accidents and infections. [Read more…]