The District of Columbia Hospital Association works to advance hospitals and health systems in the District by promoting policies and initiatives that strengthens our system of care.
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DCHA Patient Safety & Quality Summit, June 8 from 9 am to 4 pm, will feature four tracks that highlight patient safety and quality health care breakthroughs through diverse topics and shared ideas. Our expert speakers represent a variety of backgrounds and offer perspectives based on hands-on experience and the latest research. Speakers and panelists will discuss patient safety and health care quality through the lens of the theme, Rising to the Challenge and Supporting Resiliency. Breakout sessions will feature submissions from the PSQ Poster Competition and recognition of the recipients of the PSQ Awards.
The Nurse Resiliency Track is designed for current, former, or future nursing professionals and administrators. This track will explore strategies, new ideas, and best practices that support building resilience in nurses and other health care workers to provide a protective factor against negative outcomes related to the job, including burnout, anxiety, and depression, as well as how addressing these can improve patient outcomes and quality of care.
The Behavioral Health & Substance Use Track is designed for professionals who see, treat, or interact with patients with BH or SUD concerns or who are hoping to increase their subject matter knowledge and to improve safety and quality of care. This track will bring you up to speed, and, if you’re already there, give you insight into what’s next on the horizon of BH and SUD patient care through sessions on topics including anti-stigma, safety, and maternal health.
The Staffing and Operational Support Track is designed for professionals who provide operational support within their organizations. This track will feature presentations of quality improvement projects that facilitate cross-disciplinary thinking and collective action to develop sustainable solutions that not only tackle staffing problems, but also cultivate local talent and develop tomorrow’s leaders.
The Innovation Track is designed for professionals who support quality improvement initiatives within their organizations. This track will feature presentations celebrating programs and initiatives that demonstrate the positive impact of patient safety and quality improvement achieved through innovative solutions and collaborative initiatives.
DC hospitals are working every day to ensure the health and safety of their patients and teams, and DCHA prioritizes these same goals to ensure your health and safety at our events.
Face masks are required and attendees are required to show proof of COVID-19 vaccination or booster shots. Acceptable proof includes a photo, printed copy or bar code.