HQI is Now Accepting Applications for the 2018 C. Duane Dauner Quality Award
Application Deadline: June 20, 2018

We are pleased to announce the 2018 Hospital Quality Institute’s (HQI) C. Duane Dauner Quality Award application process is now open, recognizing outstanding achievement in the areas of patient safety, quality improvement, and patient experience.

All member hospitals are invited to apply. Strong submission will demonstrate successful implementation of strategies that have improved performance, while also addressing sustainability and spread.

The award was established in 2016 to further the vision that California hospitals will lead the nation in patient safety and quality performance.

The award winner and finalists will receive statewide recognition at the 2018 HQI Annual Conference, October 28-30 in Huntington Beach, CA.

More information about the award and application process is available on the HQI website. As an additional reference, the applications submitted during last year’s award cycle are also available on the website, including those of the winner and finalists.

Key Dates:

  • June 20, 2018 – application deadline
  • End of August – awardees notified

For questions, call HQI at (916) 552-7600 or email at