Midwest Alliance for Patient Safety



The Midwest Alliance for Patient Safety builds relationships with patient safety leaders both locally and nationally to deliver an exceptional patient safety experience and improvement resources.

Our Partnerships at a Glance

National Contacts:

Agency for Healthcare and Research Quality (AHRQ) - The organization’s mission is to produce evidence-based tools and education to make health care safer, higher quality, more accessible, equitable, and affordable, and to work within the U.S. Department of Health and Human Services and with other partners to make sure that the evidence is understood and used. 

Alliance for Quality Improvement and Patient Safety (AQIPS) - AQIPS is a national nonprofit association that assists its members to build a safer health care system. The purpose of this group is to support Patient Safety Organizations (PSOs.) The Patient Safety and Quality Improvement Act of 2005 was passed to create a culture of safety by providing legal protection for quality information while permitting the sharing of best practices and other information to continuously improve the quality of patient care.

Nationwide Alliance of Patient Safety Organizations – NAPSO
The MAPS PSO belongs to the Nationwide Alliance of Patient Safety Organizations (NAPSO), a voluntary association of nationwide PSOs established for the purpose of providing a platform in which fellow PSOs can collaborate and provide support to each other.


Illinois Health and Hospital Association (IHA) - The association is made up of organizations that share common characteristics or interests. They reflect the diversification of hospital services as hospitals increasingly devote more resources to the continuum of care. Advocacy and representation with the legislature, regulatory agencies, third-party payers, and accrediting bodies; data resources, educational programs; and communication materials are some of the member services

The Illinois Poison Center (IPC) 
The Illinois Poison Center (IPC) provides hospital clinicians and residents across Illinois 24/7 access to comprehensive toxicology information and treatment advice provided by specially trained medical experts, including: physicians, nurses and pharmacists. The IPC provided over 23,000 medical toxicology consultations to Illinois hospitals and manged over 50,000 exposure calls for the general public in 2015. As hospitals accept more risk in the management of patients, the medical toxicology consultation services provided by the IPC help reduce unnecessary emergency department visits, inpatient admissions, and reduces lengths of stay for hospitalized patients. Click here for direct access to the healthcare professionals portion of the website.

The Institute - The Institute for Innovations in Care and Quality (The Institute) is a strategic center which informs, empowers, and leads IHA members in advancing Illinois as a person centered, national model for high value health care. The Institute most frequently interacts with chief medical officers, chief nurse executives, quality departments, patient safety directors, and physician executives at member hospitals. The Institute has partnerships with many external agencies as well.


Contact us at MAPSHelp@team-iha.org for questions or assistance.