Lessons Learned

The Disturbing Increase in Hospital Suicides

According to the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention, suicide was the 10th leading cause of death in the U.S. in 2014. Between 2004 and 2014, the suicide death rate increased 21%, from 11.1 to 13.4 deaths per 100,000 resident population. Among adults aged 45–64, suicide death rates increased 27% between 2004 and 2014. Paramedics and law enforcement are typical first responders to suicide attempt or completed suicide cases, and hospital emergency departments receive patients for further care.


Can we submit personnel-related events or peer-review events to CHPSO?

Materials that are submitted to a  peer-review disciplinary hearing or to Human Resources for disciplinary actions cannot have Patient Safety Work Product status in the organization, due to the restrictions on the use of Patient Safety Work Product in hearings and legal proceedings. However, these documents may be submitted to CHPSO and the copy in the possession of CHPSO is legally protected.


CHPSO Job Board
14 Jobs Available

Quality and Patient safety positions at your organization may be listed on the CHPSO Job Board. If you are a member of CHPSO, the California Hospital Association or key partner of the Hospital Quality Institute and would like to list your opportunities on this page, please contact info@chpso.org.


Vanguard Award Applications Due June 20
Showcase your great work!

The Hospital Quality Institute (HQI) is accepting applications for the inaugural cycle of Vanguard Award through June 20th. All member hospitals are invited to apply.


Call for Poster Presentations
Hospital Quality Institute's Annual Conference in Monterey

Showcase your accomplishments in reliability, quality, patient safety, and person-centered care! Submit a poster for presentation at the Hospital Quality Institute’s Annual Conference, November 1 – 3 in Monterey. Posters should demonstrate innovative, sustainable approaches to improving safety, outcomes, and experience of care.

Submission Deadline: Friday, September 8, 2017


Health Care Leadership Training Program Applications Due June 30

The California Health Care Foundation’s (CHCF) Health Care Leadership Program prepares clinically trained professionals to lead California’s health care organizations and creates a network of strong and effective leaders who are focused on improving health care for all Californians. This rigorous, part-time, two-year fellowship addresses essential leadership and management skills, as well as health care trends and policy topics.