The Foundation was created in 2008 by The Doctors Company, the nation’s largest physician-owned medical malpractice insurer.
The purpose of the Foundation is to support patient safety education for healthcare professionals in training and in practice, and patient safety research with clinically useful applications. With this in mind, we focus on projects/activities that develop knowledge, techniques, and tools whose application reduces or eliminates risk of adverse events that cause harm to patients while under care.
The Foundation is a charitable organization with 501(c)3 nonprofit status. It is governed by a Board of Directors that includes physicians and corporate representatives. The board is chaired by William C. Rupp, MD.
Learn more about the Foundation's work to support patient safety research and educational training.