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Quality + Safety

At Tufts Medical Center, the patient is at the center of everything that we do. Our core commitment is to provide the highest quality of care to the patient in a safe environment. It is important that we also include the patient’s family and caregivers in the patient’s care, recognizing the importance of their support as the patient journeys through their illness.

The safest care for our patients

We are committed to keeping our patients safe by adhering to strict standards and leading the way in new initiatives that ensure the safety of our patients. In order to meet our commitment we must:

  • Encourage all patients and their families/caregivers to be a part of the patient-centered care we deliver
  • Implement best practices to ensure the highest level of medication safety.
  • Reduce the risk of patient falls. Preventing falls is one of our highest priorities in ensuring a safe visit for all of our patients.
  • Prevent hospital acquired infections. Preventing infections is the goal of Tufts Medical Center’s Infection Prevention Program that is lead by highly experienced physicians and nurses.
  • Ensure surgical safety. Tufts Medical Center has implemented multiple strategies to eliminate surgical complications. Learn about our "Ticket to Safety."
  • Encourage patients to be informed healthcare consumers by reviewing our quality performance.

We are a 5-Star Hospital for superior quality and performance

Tufts Medical Center is part of the University HealthSystem Consortium.

Tufts Medical Center has received the Bernard A. Birnbaum, MD, Quality Leadership Award from the University HealthSystem Consortium (UHC). The award is given to top-performing academic medical centers in UHC’s rigorous annual review of quality, efficiency and patient-safety data. Learn more >

Learn about the awards and recognition that Tufts Medical Center and its physicians have earned for excellent patient care quality and results.

5 stars for quality and patient safety, and so much more.

Learn about the recent quality awards and recognition that Tufts Medical Center and Floating Hospital for Children have received.

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