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2015 Patient Safety Award Nomination Guidelines

2015 Patient Safety Award

The Iowa Healthcare Collaborative Patient Safety Award is presented to healthcare providers and healthcare organizations who have demonstrated outstanding leadership and achievement in patient safety. This award honors patient safety champions that support initiatives that improve patient safety, reduce the risk of harm and keep patients at the center of care.

Nomination Deadline: January 15, 2015

Are you interested in nominating a healthcare provider or healthcare organization for this award? Please review the nomination guidelines by following this link.


The Iowa Healthcare Collaborative has planned an exciting year of conferences for 2015! The conferences will feature patient safety, care coordination, patient and family engagement, and many more engaging topics.

Please mark your calendars for:
March 12, 2015 - Patient Safety Conference
June 3, 2015 - Care Coordination Conference
November 10, 2015 - IHC Annual Conference

Interested in a printable Save the Date card? Click this link.

Iowa Physician Orders for Scope of Treatment (IPOST)

Is your hospital or community looking to implement IPOST?  There are many resources available to help you along the way!  Click here to access the online resources available through IHC.  

IPOST will also be a featured panel presentation at the Hospice and Palliative Care Association of Iowa’s Fall Conference on November 5th.  Click this link to view the full agenda and registration information.
If you would like additional IPOST information or would like to request a staff or event IPOST presentation, please contact Kady Hodges,

Ebola Resources

Ebola Resources for Hospitals
This resource website, from the Iowa Hospital Association, contains Ebola resources that can assist hospitals in preparedness.

Emerging Health Issues - Ebola Outbreak
This resource page, from the Iowa Department of Public Health (IDPH), contains resources for medical providers. Resources review laboratory testing, infection control, management, and preparedness.

Information for Healthcare Workers and Settings
The Centers for Disease Control and Prevention (CDC) has created this resource page to assist in informing healthcare providers and healthcare settings in the United States about Ebola preparedness.  Resources include: recommendations, evaluation, specimen testing, diagnosis, and other clinical resources.

Upcoming Events

November 6 - 8, 2014: Iowa Emergency Services Association (IEMSA) 25th Annual Conference and Trade Show. For more information please follow this link.

November 18, 2014: The Iowa Healthcare Collaborative November HEN Learning Community! For more information about the IHC November learning Community, click this link.

November 19 - 20, 2014: "Transforming Safety and Health in the Heartland." This is the 13th Annual Midwest Rural Agricultural Safety and Health Conference. For more information about this event, please click this link

Partnership for Patients Events:
  • October 30, 2014 "Readmissions Affinity Group Meeting"
  • November 4, 2014: "LEAPT Cross-Pollination - Expansion of the National SAB Agenda."
For more information about PfP upcoming events, click this link.

Next IHC What's Up Call for HEN Hospitals:

November 11, 2014
10:00 A.M.
For dial in information, email


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