2022 HQI Annual Conference — Northern California
Napa, CA


November 6 & 7, 2022
8:30 a.m. – 5:00 p.m., PT
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Join colleagues and patient safety experts at the 2022 Hospital Quality Institute Annual  Conference, an experience sure to restore and inspire.


Tap into patient safety excellence, connect with peers and experts, and zero-in on zero-harm care.

It’s critical we learn from mistakes that negatively impact patient outcomes. We share experiences in hopes those errors are not repeated. The HQI annual conference brings together frontline professionals to highlight successes, celebrate achievements, and chart a course that leads to higher quality patient care. 

Join us to hear from internationally-renowned patient safety experts discussing today’s most important issues, learn from shared experiences, and network with quality improvement professionals from across the Western U.S. at the sixth annual HQI Patient Safety Conference! 

HQI does more than envision a day when hospitals deliver zero defect care to the communities they serve.  We lead the effort to make that goal a reality. HQI tracks more than 2 million safety events and provides expert data analysis to identify patient safety issues early and save lives.  

Delivering on zero harm. It starts here. It starts now. 


Sunday, November 6

Reception | Early evening, with Napa Valley charm, music and light hors d’oeuvres

Monday, November 7

8:30 – 8:45 a.m. | Welcome and Opening Comments

8:45 – 9:30 a.m. | Opening Keynote
Marty Makary

9:30 – 9:45​ a.m. | Break

9:45 – 10:45 a.m.​ | Track (choose one)

Track 1: General Pt Safety

Street Medicine and Hospital Relationships

Track 2: Joy in Practice

Overcoming Burnout

Track 3: Data

Natural Language Processing

Track 4: Health Equity

Impact of Bias on Patient Safety

Brett Feldman

Dr. Carrie Adair  


Dr. Michelle van Ryn 

10:45 – 11:15 a.m. | Break, Exhibit Show, Technology Demos

11:15 a.m. – 12:15 pm.​ | Track (choose one)

Track 1: General Pt Safety

CA Bridge Program

Track 2: Joy in Practice

Engaging Clinicians – Support and Outcomes 

Track 3: Data

Signal Detection

Track 4: Health Equity

Cherished Futures, Grant Funded Equity Program

Aimee Moulin 

Gerald Hickson, MD 

Dr. Scott Masten  

Karen Ochoa

12:15 – 1:15 p.m. | Hosted Luncheon, Exhibit Show, Technology Demos

1:15 - 2:15 pm.​ | Track (choose one)

Track 1: General Pt Safety

Causal Analysis

Track 2: Joy in Practice

Workforce Support

Track 3: Data

OSHPD Update

Track 4: Health Equity

Zuckerberg SFGH Equity Strategy and Examples

David Marx 

Dr. Heather Farley  


Dr. Andrea Turner

2:15 – 2:30 p.m. | Break, Exhibit Show

2:30 – 3:30 pm.​ | Track (choose one)

Track 1: General Pt Safety

Protecting PSWP from Privilege Challenges

Track 2: Joy in Practice

Purpose and Building Better Teams

Track 3: Data

Novel Approaches to Adverse Event Reporting

Track 4: Health Equity

Disparities and Patient Safety, Language Barriers

Robin Nagele, Esq. 

Kris White, RN   

Dr. Raj Ratwani

Joseph Betancourt, MD

3:30 – 4:00 p.m. | Break, Technology Demos

4:00 – 5:00 p.m. | Closing Keynote
Ridley Barron


The Meritage Resort and Spa
875 Bordeaux Way
Napa, CA 94558
(866) 370-6272
The Meritage Resort and Spa has rooms available at the discounted rate of $279 for all nights during the conference. For reservations, call (866) 370-6272 and mention the “HQI Annual Conference.” The deadline for discounted sleeping rooms is October 8. 


In-person Conference
*Members: $295
**Nonmembers: $450

Livestream Conference
*Members: $195
**Nonmembers: $300

*Members are CHA member hospitals. **Nonmembers are limited to non-hospital health care providers, clinics, post-acute facilities, and consultants, insurance companies, law firms and other entities that serve hospitals. Education programs and publications are a membership benefit and are not available to eligible non-member California hospitals.

CLICK HERE to register.

Special Accommodations or Questions: If you require special accommodations pursuant to the Americans with Disabilities Act, or have other questions, please call (916) 552-7637.


Please contact Bob Mion for sponsor-opportunity details: bmion@calhospital.org.

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