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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HQI 2017: Annual Conference
November 1-3, 2017
Monterey, California

2017 HQI Annual Conference

Join your healthcare colleagues at the
2017 Hospital Quality Institute Conference,
building on the themes of
Respect, Reliability, and Resilience.

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For more information contact:

Alicia Muñoz, FACHE
VP Regional Quality Network, Hospital Quality Institute