The IHC Patient Safety Conference highlights best practices and innovations for healthcare quality improvement and patient safety. At this event, conference presenters share their best practices that have directly impacted outcomes in patient safety and equity for patients in Iowa and across the nation. The goal of the conference is to educate and inspire the healthcare community to engage in quality activities that improve patient safety and quality across the healthcare continuum.

IHC values your voice and is eager to learn what healthcare professionals are committed to in the upcoming year. Your feedback helps to shape future educational events. If you participated in the 2022 IHC Patient Safety Conference, please share your 2023 healthcare commitment (Link) with us today!

Note: You can also scan the QR code on the right with your phone camera to submit your 2023 healthcare commitment.

View the 2022 IHC Patient Safety Conference #NOMATTERWHAT Movement Video (Link)




2022 IHC Patient Safety Conference attendees had the opportunity to participate in the IHC Patient Safety Award and Poster Symposium that took place the day of the conference. IHC Patient Safety Award nominees shared their learnings and success stories with conference attendees through poster presentations. Below is a list of outstanding healthcare organizations that presented their posters during the event. Conference attendees also had the opportunity to vote for their favorite poster presentation.

Learn more about each poster (PDF).


CHI Health Missouri Valley | Achievement in Improving Person + Family Engagement Award Champion
Implementing Partnerships With PFAC Members in a Rural Critical Access Hospital (PDF)

Hawarden Regional Healthcare
Culture of Safety (PDF)

Iowa Specialty Hospitals and Clinics
1. Improving Care Transitions: ISH Discharge Folder Project (PDF)
2. Medication Safety: Overrides (PDF)

Mary Greeley Medical Center | Achievement in Improving Patient Safety Award + Fan Favorite Champion
1. A HAPI Prevention Program: Eliminating Hospital Acquired Pressure Injuries (PDF)
2. Boots on the Ground to Prevent Hospital Acquired Conditions
3. Driving Organizational Outcomes With a Nursing Leader Goal Huddle

MercyOne Newton Medical Center | Achievement in Improving Community Service Integration Award Champion
Proactively Addressing Social Determinants in Rural Health Care (PDF)  

Orange City Area Health System
Multidisciplinary Antibiotic Stewardship in a Critical Access Hospital (PDF)

Pella Regional Health Center | Achievement in Improving Health Outcomes Award Champion
1. Readmission Reduction at Pella Regional Health Center (PDF)
2. Sepsis Survival at Pella Regional Health Center 

Story County Medical Center
Quality Connections (PDF)

Van Buren County Hospital
1. Mock Tracers (PDF)
2. Population Health and Care Coordination 
3. Fall Prevention

Van Diest Medical Center | Achievement in Improving Care Transitions Award Champion
Meeting Patients Where They Are Continuity of Care Team (PDF)

Virginia Gay Hospital Inc.
Safety Across the Hospital Stay and Beyond (PDF)



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