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Running head: ASSIGNMENT # 1University of Maryland University CollegeHMGT 420 Health Care Facilities Management The healthcare organizations can standardize and prioritize patient safety as a strategic priority toenable them to achieve their business objectives. Patient safety comes first since without patient healthcare organization cannot function well. A strategic priority is a strategic objective ranked
2ASSIGNMENT # 1by their importance in achieving the strategic goals. All subsequent operational or tactical planning and resource allocation are based on strategic priorities (Strategic Priorities, 2017). These are the steps that health care leaders can take in prioritizing safety. These are through actions such as establishing a culture of safety, responding to patient and staff concerns, supporting efforts to improve safety, and monitoring progress. (Leadership Role in Improving Safe, 2017). The healthcare organizations can establish a culture of safety to ensure that patient receive the services they need to live healthily. The organization Improving the culture of safety within health care is a major factor in preventing or reducing errors and improving overall health care quality. (Culture of Safety, 2017). The healthcare organizations should respond to patients concern to know their needs to enable the organizations to succeed in their business. Supporting efforts to improve patient safety can be the role of the leadership and the staff of the organizations. The hospital leadership can directly address safety concerns is through managing disruptive and unprofessional behavior by clinicians. As boards have oversight over the medical staff, they could ensure unethical or incompetent clinicians do not put patients at risk.