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Patient Safety

Highmark Blue Shield of Northeastern New York, the safety of our members is extremely important and helping you stay healthy and unharmed is a fundamental part of our mission.  Regardless of your age or health status, you will encounter challenges that will test your ability to remain strong and active. We are dedicated to providing you the information and tools needed to Live Fearless and unharmed.

Patient Safety and Preventive Measures

Patient safety focuses on how hospitals and other health care organizations protect their patients from errors, injuries, accidents, and infections. It's up to all of us to make sure that patient safety is the number one priority. There are measures we can all take to protect ourselves and our loved ones. 

New York State Department of Health

Learn about important patient safety initiatives, ways to reduce medical errors, improve the quality of health care, and more. 

Government Resources

The Consumer Product Safety Commission (CPSC) is charged with protecting the public from unreasonable risks of injury or death associated with the use of the thousands of types of consumer products under the agency's jurisdiction. Find out about the product recalls and safety news from the CPSC. 

Medication Safety

Misuse of medication is on the rise on the United States, especially among the elderly, as they are more likely to be taking prescription drugs. It is important to be familiar with your prescribed medications. 

X-Ray and Radiation Information

Get answers to your questions related to the many radiologic procedures and therapies available. This resource provides you with information, whether you're preparing for a baseline mammogram, learning more about your child's x-ray, or researching radiation oncology (cancer therapy) procedures. 

Infant and Child Safety

“Injury is the #1 killer of children and teens in the United States” and most of these injuries are avoidable. We are committed to helping you and your family to reduce injuries, stay healthy and reduce stress. Here are some links with valuable information to prevent injury.

Teens and Adult Safety

As your child gets older, the safety concerns become more hazardous. Drinking, sexual activity and smoking prevention are topics that all parents should address with their children. Adults are not excluded from performing unsafe actions. Here are some links that will help teens and adults alike to stay healthy and unharmed.

Pet Safety

Our pets are often and extension of our family! Here are a couple of links with helpful tips in order to keep your pets safe all year around.