Julianne Morath, RN, MS, CPPS
President and CEO


Julianne Morath, RN, MS, CPPS, is the inaugural recipient of the John Eisenberg Award for Individual Lifetime Achievement in Patient Safety and is President/CEO of the Hospital Quality Institute (HQI), a collaboration of the California Hospital Association and the Regional Associations.

She is a founding and current member of the Lucian Leape Institute of the National Patient Safety Foundation and completed a term with the Board of Commissioners of The Joint Commission this year. Morath is a distinguished advisor to the National Patient Safety Foundation, past member of the National Quality Forum Best Practices Committee, and member of the Advisory Board to the Association of the Advancement of Medical Instrumentation (AAMI). She was appointed Fellow to the Salzburg Seminar on Medical Errors. Morath serves on the Board of Directors of the Virginia Mason Medical Center and Health System and was named by Becker Hospital Review as one of the top 50 experts leading patient safety.

Morath has more than three decades of executive and academic experience in health care. Her work is distinguished through translating research into practice and building cultures of safety and excellence. Before joining the Hospital Quality Institute, Morath served as Chief Quality and Patient Safety Officer for Vanderbilt University Medical Center. Her work as Chief Operating Officer of Children’s Hospitals and Clinics of Minnesota, has been recognized in HBS Case Studies and featured in USNWR.

She is an author of Do No Harm and The Quality Advantage.  She is frequently published and is a recognized presenter in the field of safety and quality.