UE's Olmsted Administration Hall Goes Orange in Observance of World Patient Safety Day
Posted: Tuesday, September 17, 2019
The University of Evansville will light Olmsted Administration Hall in the color orange in observance of the first World Patient Safety Day, organized by the World Health Organization.
According to the World Health Organization's website, the first World Patient Safety Day prioritizes patient safety as a global health priority and urges patients, healthcare workers, policy makers and health care industry to “Speak up for patient safety!”. Cities around the world will light up monuments in orange color to show their commitment to safety of patients on September 17. These include the Jet d’Eau in Geneva, the Pyramids in Cairo, the Kuala Lumpur Tower, The Royal Opera House in Muscat, and the Zakim bridge in Boston among others.
"At the University of Evansville, we train health care professionals to be competent, caring and compassionate providers who value the patient as the most important member of the health care team," said Mary Kessler, dean of the College of Education and Health Sciences at the University of Evansville. "We are committed to ensuring through rigorous coursework and experiential opportunities that our students and graduates are prepared to meet the demands of patient care and safety."
UE trains health professionals in the areas of nursing, physical therapy, physician assistant science, athletic training, clinical laboratory science, exercise science, health services administration, and public health.
September 17 was established as World Patient Safety Day by the 72nd World Health Assembly in May 2019. More information about WHO’s campaign can be accessed online.