The Zero Suicide Initiative asks health and behavioral health providers to adopt the patient safety philosophy of proactively addressing preventable medical errors that is embraced in other areas of medical treatment. The bold, aspirational goal of this initiative is zero suicides for individuals in Butler’s inpatient and partial hospital programs and for 30 days post-discharge. Butler Hospital is creating a patient safety net that will start within the hospital and eventually integrate within community-based care and the homes of family and friends of those at risk for suicide. It is a significant task that will be years in the making, and we are up for the challenge.
And, Butler Hospital has set a goal of zero suicides among patients receiving inpatient and partial hospital treatment and for 30 days post discharge.
We can reduce suicide deaths by all working together on this important goal. Read about last year’s A Masterpiece of Hope event which raised more than $80,000 to support the launch of this initiative.