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Milken Institute School of Public Health

950 New Hampshire Avenue Northwest

Washington, DC 20052

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DCHA Patient Safety Summit

Back to Basics: Creating a Culture of Patient Safety

Please join the District of Columbia Hospital Association on June 20th at the Milken Institute School of Public Health as we host our first Patient Safety Summit. The theme is Back to Basics: Creating a Culture of Patient Safety, this event will be a forum dedicated to reinforcing D.C.'s hospitals - and their staff's - commitment to providing safe and high quality patient care.

This Summit will provide participants with the opportunity for collaboration, best practice and resource sharing, and networking with peers and thought leaders. Attendees will hear from national speakers, local officials, and hospital experts on the current patient safety landscape, and how the District of Columbia's hospitals can leverage best practices and evolve to meet the shifting landscape of the patient safety culture.

Registration for our members is free, but due to limited space, there will be a cap on the number of registrants.

**We are currently looking into offering CME credits for the meeting, please check back for more details


8:30 AM – 9:00 AM

Registration & Breakfast

9:00 AM – 9:30 AM

Welcome and Opening Remarks

9:30 AM – 10:30 AM

Keynote: The Changing Landscape of Patient Safety

David Henderson, MD, Deputy Director for Clinical Care; Associate Director for Clinical Quality, Patient Safety, and Hospital Epidemiology, NIH Clinical Center

Learning Objectives: Dr. Henderson will discuss the changing landscape of patient safety, the new directions that are vital to ensuring that hospitals are providing the safest and highest quality of care, and where work needs to be done to continue to move the need in patient safety.

10:30 AM – 11:15 AM

Plenary Session: The Path Forward for Patient Safety

Charisse Coulombe, MS, MBA, CPHQ, Vice President, Clinical Quality, Health Research & Educational Trust (HRET), American Hospital Association

Learning Objectives: Ms. Coulombe will share an overview of best practices, strategies, and goals that are driving the national agenda on quality and safety. This session will also cover the progress made to date, areas where hospitals - specifically DC hospitals - could focus their resources to support their patients, and utilize those best practices to evolve to meet the shifting landscape of patient safety.

11:15 AM – 11:35 AM


11:35 AM – 12:20 PM

Hospital CEOs: Paving the Way for a Patient Safety Culture

Hospital CEO Panel 1: Leadership

Moderator: Rahul Shah, MD, MBA, Vice President, Chief Quality and Safety Officer, Children’s National Health System; Chair, DCHA Patient Safety Summit Committee

Learning Objectives: During this session, panel members will discuss different strategies to engage front-line and boards in safety and quality, and explain the role of the CEO in driving down harm. Participants will also learn how high reliability can play a role in harm reduction with CEO leadership.

12:20 PM – 1:00 PM


1:00 PM – 1:45 PM

Hospital CEO Panel 2: Collaboration

Moderator: Mia Phifer, MSJ, CALA, Divisional Director, Quality Management and Professional Development, The George Washington University Hospital

Learning Objectives: During this session, attendees will hear about the role of collaboration in driving community health improvements. Panel members will explain the potential models of collaboration, and the process of engaging stakeholders in potential collaborations.

1:45 PM – 2:15 PM

DC Government Official

2:15 PM – 2:35 PM


2:35 PM – 3:30 PM

Networking Reception

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950 New Hampshire Avenue Northwest

Washington, DC 20052

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