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PATIENT SAFETY AWARENESS WEEK SPOTLIGHT AT NMCP > Naval Medical Center Portsmouth > Articles


PORTSMOUTH, Va. (March 16, 2022) Naval Medical Center Portsmouth (NMCP) hosted a patient appreciation and education event in honor of Patient Safety Awareness Week, March 16.

Patient Safety Awareness Week is an annual event created to encourage everyone to learn more about healthcare safety, and representatives from the PNLP’s Quality Management Branch visited various areas of the medical center to speak directly to patients.

“Quality Management Branch staff walked through the pharmacy, lab and other patient waiting areas to promote patient and family engagement,” said Cmdr. Joselyn Mercado-Abadie, NMCP’s Director of Quality Management and Chief Medical Officer.

She explained that the event aims to promote health literacy by distributing educational materials and discussing the Ask Me 3™ tool with patients. “Designed by health literacy experts, Ask Me 3™ helps patients become more active members of their healthcare team,” Mercado-Abadie added.

As the oldest hospital in the US Navy, continuously operating since 1830, Naval Medical Center Portsmouth proudly serves past and present service members and their families. The nationally recognized, state-of-the-art medical center, including its ten branches and TRICARE Prime clinics, serves the Hampton Roads area and additionally offers top-notch research and teaching programs designed to prepare new physicians, nurses and members of the hospital staff to future roles in healing and well-being. .