Council on Patient Safety in Women's Health Care

Formed in late 2011, the Council on Patient Safety in Women’s Health Care brings partner and subspecialty organizations in Women’s Health Care together with representative industry organizations with the central goal of improving health care for all women.

Vision: Safe health care for every woman

Mission: Continually improve patient safety in women’s health care through multidisciplinary collaboration that drives culture change

Purpose: The Council on Patient Safety in Women’s Health Care’s purpose is to reduce harm to patients by fostering:

  • Investigation to better understand the causation of harm
  • Programs and tools to implement patient safety initiatives 
  • Education to promote patient safety
  • Dissemination of patient safety information
  • A culture of respect, transparency, and accountability 

The Council on Patient Safety works toward this purpose through the following programs:

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Pamela Scarrow
Director, Patient Safety and Quality Improvement    
Choosing Wisely

Lauren Lemieux
Senior Program and Research Associate, Strategic Health Care Initiatives  
Alliance for Innovation on Maternal Health (AIM), Council on Patient Safety, Did You Know? Videos, How I Practice Videos, ReVITALize, Women’s Health Registry Alliance

Lisa Ruffin Schauf
Administrative Manager  
All other inquiries


American College of Obstetricians and Gynecologists
409 12th Street SW, Washington, DC  20024-2188 | Mailing Address: PO Box 70620, Washington, DC 20024-9998