DeKalb Medical Hospital Quality & Patient Safety You trust us to provide the highest possible level of patient safety and hospital quality when we are caring for you, your family members and your friends. We take that trust seriously. At DeKalb Medical quality is defined as safety, superior clinical outcomes, and service excellence for every patient every day. The focus on hospital quality and patient safety is not the responsibility of one department or one group of individuals. All employees, physicians and volunteers contribute to our efforts to look for ways to improve the quality of our care and medical patient safety. DeKalb Medical wants to recognize the role of two groups of leaders who have played an invaluable role behind the scenes to make this happen, people who often serve without the public recognition they deserve: our board of directors and our physicians.