Thursday, February 23, 2012

Saskatchewan celebrates its quality improvement journey / La Saskatchewan célèbre sa démarche d’amélioration de la qualité

(Ce programme n’est pas disponible en français.)

Second annual Health Care Quality Summit, April 17-18, Saskatoon

Those working to provide health care in Saskatchewan, from regional board members to front line care providers, will have the opportunity to share successes and learn best practices in Quality Improvement at the province’s second annual Health Care Quality Summit, April 17 & 18 in Saskatoon.

The first Summit was held in Regina in 2011 with over 650 people attending.  Feedback from the event was overwhelming positive.  The 2012 Summit will focus on Quality Improvement  as it impacts patient- and family-centred care, primary health care and community based health care.

The program for Inspire: Health Care Quality Summit 2012 includes:
  • Opening Presentation by Liz Crocker, Nova Scotia based Vice-President of the Institute for Patient- and Family Centered Care;
  • Banquet and Awards Presentations featuring a keynote  address by Jim Easton, National Director for Improvement and Efficiency for the National Health Service in the UK;
  • Sarah Patterson, Executive Vice President and Chief Operating Officer at Virginia Mason Medical Center in Seattle, Washington.
  • Paul F. Levy, author of the acclaimed blog Not Running a Hospital and former President and Chief Executive Officer of the Beth Israel Deaconess Medical Center (BIDMC) in Boston;
  • Panel Presentation on Patient and Family Centred Care by Liz Crocker;
  • Workshops on how Quality Improvement can create safer, more engaging, and efficient work environments and better patient outcomes;
  • Saskatchewan Stories on local Quality Improvement initiatives;
  • Quality Improvement Expo and Displays
For more information or to register visit


Elyse Fisher, Communications Specialist
Saskatchewan Association of Health Organizations (SAHO)

Attendance at this program entitles certified Canadian College of Health Leaders members (CHE / Fellow) to 5 Category II credits toward their maintenance of certification requirement.

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