Mary Dupree

Ask CHPSO: What Are the Benefits of Joining?

Several health care organizations have asked why they should join CHPSO instead of another federally listed patient safety organization.  One reason is to obtain the federal protections for certain patient safety data. These protections facilitate broad sharing of patient safety information both within and across organizations, which speeds learning and facilitates the elimination of patient safety hazards. As part of […]

Invitation to All Hospitals: Consider HQI Cares

HQI Cares: Implementing BETA HEART® is more than another hospital quality program. Instead, it is an answer to the greatest challenge hospitals have faced in generations: How can they keep patients safe while battling turnover and caring for an increasingly drained and depleted workforce? 

Latest Quality Transparency Dashboards Released in June

HQI, in cooperation with the Patient Safety Movement Foundation and the California Hospital Association (CHA), creates and distributes quarterly dashboards of publicly available quality data for each CHA acute care member hospital. These model dashboards currently provide information on eight measures.  

HQI President’s Message

We’re 18+ months into the pandemic, but your staff may feel like it’s March 2020 again. Some of your hospitals may be dealing with a current influx of COVID-19 patients that is straining resources to the max, along with a workforce shortage. But no matter the need, through surge after surge, they’ve been there for their communities.  

HQI Cares: Implementing BETA HEART Now Open for Enrollment

It’s official!  HQI and BETA Healthcare Group have come together to offer California hospitals an unprecedented opportunity to advance patient safety. We have launched HQI Cares: Implementing BETA HEART®, a comprehensive, multi-year program designed to lead hospitals toward developing a reliable, sustainable culture of patient safety and consistent, empathetic and transparent responses to adverse events.  While […]

Examining COVID-19 Vaccine Hesitancy Among Health Care Workers

Since states began establishing their vaccine plans late last year, health care workers were seen as a critical population for receiving the first doses of the COVID-19 vaccine. In parallel, the national vaccine rollout plan established by the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention (CDC), made it a priority to provide the initial limited doses […]

HQI President’s Message

Earlier this month, California reached a milestone that at many times throughout the course of the past year might have seemed unattainable. The state has now “reopened” for business, retiring the color-coded tier system and relaxing social distancing and capacity restrictions. After more than 15 months of numerous public health orders, three surges of cases, countless mask and gown […]