It is my pleasure to invite hospital administrators and board members/trustees to the 2019 CEO & Trustee Safety & Quality Summit on Monday, April 29th and Tuesday, April 30th, from 9:00 a.m. – 4:00 p.m. PST at the Crowne Plaza Seattle Airport. The summit — a one-day event repeated both days — is a key opportunity for CEOs and their board members to collaboratively address some of the most pressing issues facing hospitals and health systems today. Event registration is now open!
As leaders in health care, it is essential that CEOs and trustees possess a keen knowledge of safety and quality to drive health care improvement for their patients, families and communities. This event will offer space for open learning and conversation about topics related to the importance of patient perspectives, the behavioral health care crisis, workforce safety and the responsibility of boards in safety and quality.
To experience maximum benefit, I highly encourage CEOs to attend with all of their board members. When CEOs and trustees commit to working collaboratively on complex health care issues, patients, families and communities realize higher-quality care and the best possible health outcomes.
Through my work with WSHA and in the health care industry, I have led or been part of multiple initiatives relating to safety and quality. Common to all is the importance of responding with awareness, education and action. Currently, one of the most critical issues is the national opioid epidemic. At the summit, attendees will have the chance to hear from Dreamland author Sam Quinones, who has written about and researched the opiate addiction crisis extensively. During his keynote speech, Quinones will explore the story of the opioid epidemic to help participants better understand the factors contributing to opiate addiction, describe how a culture of social isolation and destruction of community contributed to the epidemic and offer opportunities to learn from invigorating examples of community group resources that successfully fought the epidemic.
I hope to have the opportunity to work together to address these important safety and qualities issues with you at the summit!