Hospital Quality Institute

Hospital Quality Institute

The Hospital Quality Institute (HQI) was founded as a 501(c)(3) organization through a collaboration of the California Hospital Association (CHA), Hospital Council of Northern and Central California, Hospital Association of Southern California (HASC) and Hospital Association of San Diego & Imperial Counties (HASD&IC).

HQI was established in April 2013 to realize statewide impact of improving patient safety and quality care for all Californians, to accelerate the rate of improvement, and to advance California as a national leader in quality performance.

HQI consists of several programs focusing on quality improvement and patient safety. Each program works separately as well as integrated with each other so that reporting redundancy is eliminated, multiple contacts are minimized, and hospital staff focus on improvement goals with the entire support network of HQI. Those programs include California Hospital Engagement Network (CalHEN), Patient Safety First (PSF), CHPSO (Patient Safety Organization), Regional Quality and Patient Safety Leader Networks, the Hospital Quality Committee; the Hospital-Acquired Infections (HAI) Work are coordinated to:

  • Eliminate redundancy of efforts
  • Create synergies
  • Disseminate information
  • Provide vehicles for continuous learning.

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2019 HQI Annual Conference
October 14 – 15, 2019
Sacramento, California


Join us for the 2019 Hospital Quality Institute Conference to achieve ever increasing levels of performance through a culture of respect and professionalism. Learn strategies and take home tools for achieving reliable care and delivering value to each patient, each time, and in each community. The content, interactive learning and networking opportunities are not to be missed.

Who should attend?

Everyone who cares about quality health care and who is committed to the respect, dignity and experience of patients and families that need and depend on us.

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For more information contact:

Robert Imhoff
President, Hospital Quality Institute