The IHC Drumbeat is a bi-weekly email featuring hospital success stories, recorded IHC webcasts, and local/national educational resources.


IHC Patient Safety Conference and Awards

Over 150 healthcare professionals from Iowa attended the Iowa Healthcare Collaborative’s 10th Annual Patient Safety Conference on March 12 at the Meadows Events & Conference Center in Altoona.  Keynote speaker Gary Yates, M.D., president of Sentara Quality Care Network and Health Care Performance Improvement in Norfolk, Virginia gave a thought provoking presentation on how an increasing number of healthcare organizations employ high reliability and safety strategies from other industries to achieve and sustain significant improvement in patient safety.  The conference also included national perspectives on safety panel discussion and robust presentations on patient and family engagement and partnering with patients to improve healthcare safety.
Congratulations to Stewart Memorial Community Hospital for receiving the Iowa Healthcare Collaborative Patient Safety Award Grand Prize Award and to our category Patient Safety Award winners:
  • Fort Madison Community Hospital - Patient and Family Engagement Award
  • Grinnell Regional Medical Center - Hospital Acquired Conditions Award
  • University of Iowa Hospitals and Clinics - Healthcare-associated Infections Award
  • Mary Greeley Medical Center - Improving Culture of Safety/Safety across the Board
Please click here for more information about the Patient Safety Award winners!

IHC Updates

HEN 2.0 Funding Opportunity has been released and IHC will be applying!

IHC will be an exhibitor at the Iowa Conference on Perinatal Medicine on April 7 & 8, 2015.

IHC will be presenting at the 2015 Iowa Governor's Conference on Public Health on April 14 &15, 2015.

Upcoming Events

March 24, 2015: "Cancer: The Emperor of All Maladies." This event will be held in Iowa City, Iowa at the Kirkwood Room at Governor's Ridge. For more information, click this link.

March 26, 2015: "Cancer: The Emperor of All Maladies." This event will be held in Johnston, Iowa at Iowa Public Television. For more information, click this link.

March 26, 2015: "Emergency Preparedness for Clinicians - From Guidelines to the Front Line." This webinar is from the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention (CDC). For more information, click this link.

March 30-April 1, 2015: "Population Management Executive Development Program." The Institute for Healthcare Improvement (IHI) will be organizing this event.  For more information, click this link.

April 7-8, 2015: "Iowa Conference on Perinatal Medicine." For more information on this two day event, click this link.

April 14-15, 2015: "2015 Iowa Governor's Conference on Public Health." This event is in Cedar Rapids, Iowa.  IHC will be presenting and have a booth at this event! For more information, click this link.

April 28, 2015: "Just Culture: Moving Beyond 'No Harm/No Foul.'" This event will feature speaker David Marx, JD, internationally recognized Just Culture pioneer. For more information, click this link.

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April 14, 2015
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