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Project ZERO

Building a Safer Tomorrow: A Partnership for Zero Harm

Project ZERO

Building a Safer Tomorrow: A Partnership for Zero Harm

Project ZERO represents our collective efforts with healthcare organizations around the world to implement evidence-based practices to eliminate preventable patient harm. In addition to providing blueprints, we empower healthcare organizations with the implementation science-based guidelines, encouraging clinicians to adopt the necessary steps to foster safety.


For over a decade, we have been working toward our vision of a healthcare system with ZERO patient harm. Project ZERO is designed to reinforce and reignite our mission to spread actionable evidence-based practices that can be integrated within healthcare systems worldwide with the aim of eliminating harm. In this video, 39 globally recognized thought leaders in patient safety, from patient advocates to healthcare administrators and medical technology executives, share their experiences and ideas on how we can create a culture of ZERO harm within healthcare organizations.

One message that was reiterated throughout is the need to engage with patients and patient groups representing those who have been harmed so that healthcare systems are designed around the needs of patients and their families at every stage. The video also addresses the reality that we cannot truly push for ZERO until there is full transparency in healthcare data. We still do not have an accurate figure for the full number of preventable deaths that occur in hospitals every year, but technologies such as artificial intelligence can help improve transparency through the mining of electronic health records.

Zero Harm Hospitals

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The following healthcare organizations have integrated our Actionable Evidence-Based Practices into their protocols and are aligned with the Patient Safety Movement Foundation’s shared values.

Success Stories

Baylor Scott & White Health

The largest nonprofit healthcare system in Texas, Baylor Scott & White Health includes 51 hospitals, more than 800 patient care sites, more than 7,300 active physicians, and over 49,000 employees. Baylor Scott & White Health was born from the 2013 combination of Baylor Health Care System and Scott & White Healthcare.

Children’s Hospital of Orange County (CHOC)

A pediatric healthcare system based in Orange County, California, Children’s Hospital of Orange County (CHOC) is a leading regional destination for children’s health. CHOC includes hospitals in Orange and Mission Viejo and a regional network of primary and specialty care clinics serving children and families in four counties.


CHRISTUS Muguerza spans more than 25 hospitals, clinics, and health centers throughout Mexico, encompassing over 6,000 medical specialists in over 300 specialties and treatments to offer comprehensive care to families.

Clínica Anglo Americana

Clínica Anglo Americana (British American Clinic) is a leader in private medical care in Lima, Peru. The hospital has bilingual (Spanish-English) medical and administrative personnel who provide assistance during every step of the patient’s stay.

Hospital Español

Founded in 1842, Hospital Español is a 400-bed hospital located in Mexico City. Its 19-building campus includes more than 30 different specialty programs and is committed to clinical practice and education.

Hospital Los Cabos

Hospital Los Cabos is a private healthcare provider that supports the health needs of patients in Los Cabos, Mexico, and surrounding towns, offering medical and surgical services with accessibility 24 hours a day, 365 days a year.

Sistema de Salud GTO

Sistema de Salud GTO is a decentralized public health service committed to meeting the healthcare needs of the Mexican State of Guanajuato. Its services are accessed through more than 630 medical units in the 46 municipalities of Guanajuato.

Star Médica

Founded in 2000, Hospitales Star Médica is a private healthcare provider with hospitals and clinics throughout Mexico. Its VIVO family of hospitals located in Jardín Bicentenario and Ciudad Azteca seek to expand services to different sectors of Mexico’s population.

University of Pittsburgh Medical Center (UPMC)

Headquartered in Pittsburgh, Pennsylvania, UPMC is a global healthcare provider and insurer with more than 95,000 employees (including more than 5,000 physicians), 40 hospitals, and 800 doctors’ offices and outpatient sites in Pennsylvania, New York, and Maryland, as well as in Ireland, Italy, and around the world.

The Journey to ZERO

The Patient Safety Movement Foundation leads the journey to a safer healthcare system with effective and practical strategies that make ZERO a reality.