Baptist Health South Florida (BHSF) is the largest not-for-profit healthcare organization in South Florida that is comprised of six hospitals. Mariners Hospital is part of BHSF and is located 65 miles south of Miami in the Florida Keys. It is a 25 Bed Critical Access Hospital that in fiscal year 2013 treated 597 inpatients, 11,514 emergency visits, 20,740 outpatients and 5,000 encounters in the employed physician's offices. With our desire to provide the highest quality of care, it is crucial to have any unanticipated or near-miss events reported. Incident reports provide valuable information for quality improvement. Not all hospital employees know what events should be reported. Under reporting of incidents remains a serious issue in healthcare. Nationally, there are 5-20% of incidents never reported.

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11th Annual BHSF Research Conference

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Baptist Health South Florida Affiliations:

Debbie Stanger, MSHSA, BSN, RN

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