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SaferCare Texas’ Clinical Executives Earn Patient Safety Credential

SaferCare Texas’ team expands patient safety knowledge to eliminate preventable harm

Fort Worth, TEXAS, July 17, 2020 – The Certification Board for Professionals in Patient Safety (CBPPS) recently recognized Teresa Wagner, DrPH, MS, CPH, RD/LD, CPPS, CHWI, DipACLM, CHWC, and Kate Taylor, DNP, FNP-C, CPPS, of SaferCare Texas as Certified Professionals in Patient Safety (CPPS). 

“Earning this credential attests to Dr. Wagner’s and Dr. Taylor’s professional competencies in patient safety science and application,” said Patricia McGaffigan, RN, MS, CPPS, President, CBPPS. “This achievement demonstrates their expertise in this critical discipline and positions them among those committed to and leading patient safety work.”

Wagner and Taylor earned this credential in part by passing a rigorous, evidence-based examination that tests candidates on their competency in patient safety science and application. Wagner and Taylor are currently employed as Clinical Executives at SaferCare Texas, the patient safety division at the University of North Texas Health Science Center at Fort Worth.

“This designation signals Dr. Wagner’s and Dr. Taylor’s true commitments to and leadership in quality and patient safety,” said John Sims, Director of SaferCare Texas. “They continue to exhibit SaferCare Texas’ mission to eliminate preventable harm through their efforts to improve patient safety within geriatrics and health literacy.”

For more information about the CPPS credential, contact the Certification Board for Professionals in Patient Safety at (617) 391-9927 or write to

The Certification Board for Professionals in Patient Safety (CBPPS) was established by the National Patient Safety Foundation (NPSF) as a separate organizational entity in 2012. Effective May 1, 2017, NPSF merged with the Institute for Healthcare Improvement (IHI). CBPPS was created to advance, standardize, and promote patient safety knowledge competencies for health care professionals. To this end, successful completion of the rigorously-designed Certified Professional in Patient Safety (CPPS) exam attests to candidates’ knowledge of essential patient safety competencies, upon which time the board confers the CPPS credential. Those attaining the CPPS designation represent a group of committed professionals from across health care who are determined to advance the patient safety field and make the health care system safer for all. To learn more, go to

About SaferCare Texas
A department within the UNT Health Science Center at Fort Worth, SaferCare Texas was founded in response to the national challenge to improve patient safety and eliminate preventable harm. Through professional and community education, applied research, and quality improvement projects, SaferCare Texas identifies opportunities to eliminate medical errors and assure all patients receive the safest care. SaferCare Texas includes diverse health care and related institutions throughout the region, as well as fellows and scholars who represent a broad array of health care professionals, patients, and advocates. Learn more at


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