From workforce shortages to financial challenges, the obstacles for your hospitals are many. At the same time, patient safety must remain at the forefront. With that in mind, the theme of this year’s Hospital Quality Institute and Hospital Council annual meeting on Oct. 15-16 acknowledges three Cs that hospitals continue to experience: “Changes, Challenges, and Champions” and the uncertainty and stress in the delivery of health care that swirl around each of you every day.
The meeting kicks off with a Leadership Summit on Sunday that will feature two important topics related to hospitals. First is “The Infinite Game,” a keynote by Stephen Shedletzky of author and speaker Simon Sinek’s The Optimism Company. For most businesses — including the health care field — life is about winning or losing, successes or failures. While this finite way of thinking may drive short-term results, it tends to have diminishing returns or can even backfire in the long run. Stephen’s keynote will highlight the principles and motivations of looking at the world of business and health care through an infinite mindset in a world of finite circumstances.
Sunday will also feature a keynote on workforce resilience with Bryan Sexton, MD, from the Duke Center of Healthcare Safety and Quality, as well as a CEO panel. Dr. Sexton will discuss caregiver well-being and talk about key strategies that can assist health care professionals in avoiding burnout and finding joy in the workplace.
Monday’s agenda will cover many other patient safety-related topics, including:
- Workforce resilience
- Workplace violence
- Compliance with CMS’ equity requirements
- Maternal and neonatal health outcomes
- HCAI data and hospital measures
- Hospital response after harm
- On-demand language interpretation
I encourage you and your teams to attend and take advantage of the opportunity to hear from great speakers, highlight successes, connect with peers, and chart a course that leads to higher quality patient care.