Creating a safe environment for patients within hospital settings is basic to the missions and values of care providers and healthcare organizations.  Providing high-quality patient-centered care is inherent in the commitment of hospitals to improve quality of life and the delivery of healthcare. Implementing processes that are reliable and safe sets the environment for quality of care. The Arizona Hospital and Healthcare Association supports our member hospitals in their patient safety and quality efforts through the implementation of numerous educational programs, quality initiatives, and advocacy efforts.