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Team Strategies and Tools to Enhance Performance and Patient Safety (TeamSTEPPS)

Team Strategies and Tools to Enhance Performance and Patient Safety (TeamSTEPPS) was developed by the Department of Defense Patient Safety Program, in collaboration with the Agency for Healthcare Research and Quality (AHRQ). TeamSTEPPS is an evidence-based teamwork system aimed at optimizing patient outcomes by improving communication and other teamwork skills among healthcare professionals. TeamSTEPPS includes a comprehensive suite of ready-to-use materials and training curriculum necessary to successfully integrate teamwork principles into all areas of your healthcare system.


North Dakota hospitals that have received TeamSTEPPS master training include the following:

Participant List
August 11-13, 2008 -- TeamSTEPPS master trainers.

June 25, 2009 -- TeamSTEPPS fundamental training

June 29-July 1, 2009 – TeamSTEPPS master training
  • Altru Clinic-Lake Region and CHI St. Alexius Health, Devils Lake
  • Tioga Medical Center
  • CHI St. Alexius Health, Garrison
  • Sakakawea Medical Center, Hazen
  • Medcenter One, Bismarck
  • Heart of America Medical Center, Rugby
  • Trinity Kenmare Community Hospital
  • Innovis Health, Fargo
  • Cooperstown Medical Center
  • Wishek Community Hospital
  • Presentation Medical Center, Rolla
  • Southwest Healthcare Services, Bowman
  • St. Andrews Health Center, Bottineau
  • Jacobson Memorial Hospital, Elgin
  • Altru Health System, Grand Forks
  • Nelson County Health System, McVille
  • MeritCare Health System, Fargo
  • Quentin N Burdick Memorial Healthcare Facility, Belcourt

This initiative is a collaborative effort involving Agency for Healthcare Research and Quality (AHRQ), Quality Health Associates of North Dakota, and UND Center for Rural Health, and the North Dakota CAH Quality Network.

Future trainings will be offered. The training will provide individuals a train the trainer model, which results in instructors who in turn train and coach staff in targeted work areas. If you are interested in learning more about this please contact Jody Ward at