A MESSAGE FROM THE PRESIDENT Leadership in quality and patient safety.
Those six words are more than the Hospital Quality Institute’s
tagline. They’re the foundation of what we do every day and serve
as a constant reminder of our goal to help you deliver the
safest, highest-quality care possible. They’re the words that
push us to be better than the day before – because the people you
care for depend on you, and you depend on us.
None of this is possible without the exceptional women and men
who choose to work in hospitals.
With this foundation, I’m pleased to share the inaugural edition
of the Quality Quarterly, HQI’s quarterly newsletter.
This publication is intended to support your work by providing
information on clinical developments, opportunities to learn from
your peers, and new technologies to help you work more
Since I began my service as President of HQI in June, we’ve taken
a fresh look at who we are as an organization to better define
what “leadership in quality and patient safety” means to us. That
was the start of a new learning process that we are undertaking
to better understand how we can help you meet your mission of
care. Now, over the coming months, I’ll personally visit as many
members as possible so that I can hear directly from you. Your
input will help us to be a better organization for you.
As we look toward a new year, I’m excited to share with you HQI’s
revamped direction, which will focus on three priorities:
Data enrichment — discovering the trends behind vast data
Joy and meaning in health care — fostering a just culture
that increases employee satisfaction
Opioid/methamphetamine crisis — combating the current
These areas will drive our work in the coming years, and we look
forward to your collaboration and participation.
HQI is grateful to have partnerships with the leaders of
organizations around the state and nation that change and save
lives. I’m in awe of what you have accomplished to date and look
forward to helping HQI do its part to build on that
Wishing you a safe, happy, and healthy holiday season.