Vanguard Award Applications Due by August 12

What are you waiting for? Showcase your great work!

All member hospitals are invited to submit an application for the Hospital Quality Institute’s (HQI) inaugural 2016 Vanguard Award, recognizing the innovation and excellence of California hospitals.

Qualified submissions will demonstrate successful implementation of strategies that have produced sustainable performance improvement in one or more of the three core topical areas:

  • Patient Safety
  • Quality Improvement
  • Experience

A distinguished panel of judges has been assembled and is ready to review applications submitted by the August 12 deadline.

The winner and two finalists will be recognized at the HQI Annual Conference, November 2-4, 2016 in San Diego. All submissions of merit will be showcased on HQI’s website.

For more information about the HQI Vanguard Award, click here or visit the HQI website at

Key Dates:

  • Applications are due by August 12, 2016.
  • The winner and finalists will be notified by September 30, 2016.

For questions call 916-552-7600 or email at