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By Wainwright Jeffers - bio | email

ALBANY, GA (WALB) - Phoebe Putney Hospital wants to make sure patients are safe and workers don't make potentially deadly mistakes.

The hospital hosted a Patient Safety Festival Thursday.

In a demonstration area, everyone from nurses to food service workers had to pick out several problems from improperly labeled blood to a patient with a knife.

It's all an effort to protect patients and staff.

"We do it every year to keep everyone employed here and Phoebe aware of all the national patient safety goals," said Valerie Tinsley, Registered Nurse.

Some staff members also took a quiz about patient safety.

The festival will continue Friday as part of National Patient Safety week.

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