Midwest Alliance for Patient Safety

MAPS PSO Patient Safety Champion

Utilize our Program to Support Your Staff and Patient Safety Efforts!



Champions of patient safety “near-miss and good catches” 
This program allows us to recognize those individuals and teams who prevented an event from reaching the patient.
  • Identifying potential patient safety errors
  • Preventing incidents and adverse events
  • Supporting and promoting reduction in patient/staff harm, and
  • Proactively implement strategies to reduce risk and prevent related events from reoccurring
Ambassadors of patient safety
This program allows us to recognize those individuals who portray a strong foundation and passion for patient safety every day.
  • Portraying passion and commitment to systematic change
  • ​Identifying opportunities to improve patient safety
  • ​Leading colleagues to practice safe patient care
  • Exemplifying and promoting the safety culture
  • Going above and beyond their role in safe care practices

Announcing 2023 MAPS PSO Patient Safety Champions

OSF HealthCare Sacred Heart Medical Center


Tessa Pacion, RN


Fairfield Memorial Hospital

                                                                 Front row left:               Jennifer Young
                                                                 Front row middle:         Hattie Schoepf
                                                                 Front row right:             Rachel Jennings
                                                                 Back row left:                Luke McDaniel
                                                                 Back row right:             Merri Corbett-Mercer
                                                                 Not pictured: Bobby Bridgeman, Dawn Murbarger

NEW for 2023!

MAPS PSO 2023 Patient Safety Ambassador 
Kristie McDaniel - Ferrell Hospital
Retha Elston - KSB Hospital

Patient Safety Champion Honorable Mention 2021

OSF Home Care was acknowledged as an honorable mention for a "great catch" in identifying the need for a medication clarification to safely discharge a patient. Kelley Messmer's discovery prevented a patient from developing irreversable kidney damage.

Patient Safety Champion Honorable Mention of 2020

Pinckneyville Community Hospital (PCH) was recognized as an honorable mention for embracing and supporting the new PCH Good Catch Program.  Diedra Restoff, RN embraced training staff to actively report and share good catch learnings. 

Pictured left to right: Randall Dauby, CEO; Eva Hopp, CNE; Diedra Restoff, Nurse Manager, Cancer Care and Infusion Clinic; Rachel Grunloh, Quality Coordinator; Blake Thornton, Director of Quality and Risk Management and MAPS PSO Coordinator

MAPS Coordinator Tips: Consider nominating your patient safety heroes, employees of the month, good catch recipients or quality/risk warriors. 

Nomination Requirements:
MAPS PSO Membership.
Completed nomination form below.
Selection Process:
Recipients will be selected based on their nomination submission.

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For further information or questions about the MAPS PSO Patient Safety Champion program, please contact Crystal Lathen.

Past Recipients Include!

2022 Patient Safety Champion 
OSF Health Care 
McDonough District Hospital

2021 Patient Safety Champion 
FHN Memorial Hospital 
Northwestern Medicine  - Lake Forest Hospital

2020 Patient Safety Champion
Dupage Medical Group

2019 Patient Safety Champion
Rush Copley Medical Center

2018 Patient Safety Champion 
Morris Hospitals & Healthcare Centers


2017 Patient Safety Champion
OSF Saint Anthony’s Health Center

2024 nominations will be taken until September 30, 2024.

All nominations after September 30, 2024 will be entered into the following 2025 program.  

Award Notification Details:

MAPS PSO Coordinators will be contacted directly with final selections for each nomination category.

Patient Safety Champions will be awarded an individual trophy, an organizational trophy, a certificate, patient safety champion pins and a press release.

Patient Safety Ambassador will be awarded a certificate, individual trophy, an organizational trophy, patient safety ambassador pin and a press release.

- MAPS PSO will acknowledge recipients of the awards on the IHA website.
- Recipients will be announced at the MAPS PSO Annual Culture of Safety Workshop.