MHA Safety & Quality Symposium

Save the Date: Sept. 26, 2019 | Detroit Marriott Troy

Since 2009, clinical, quality and safety professionals have attended the MHA Safety & Quality Symposium to hear how nationally recognized healthcare experts and creative thinkers are transforming quality and safety. This event is unmatched in content and satisfaction — mark your calendar today!


2019 Agenda Coming Soon

2019 Speakers

Amy EdmondsonChallenging goals can be met, but to reach stretch goals, you better have open ears. You must create a psychologically safe environment where candor is possible and critical feedback is accepted. Amy C. Edmondson, Novartis Professor of Leadership and Management at the Harvard Business School, Boston, will outline the theory behind psychological safety and provide a blueprint for creating safe environments.


Eric AlbertsEric Alberts, CEM, CHEP, CHPP, corporate manager, Emergency Preparedness, at Orlando (FL) Health, was sleeping when he received the alert to immediately go to the hospital in response to an active shooter incident at the Pulse nightclub. The hospital team rapidly went into fight mode to save lives, and Alberts’ account of their story and lessons learned will help us prepare to act in many violent circumstances.


Award Presentations

The MHA Keystone Center Speak-up! Award is presented at the symposium each year. The award celebrates patient and staff safety through the recognition of individuals or teams in MHA Keystone Center Patient Safety Organization (PSO) hospitals who demonstrate a commitment to the prevention of patient or staff harm. The 2018 recipient was Kassandra Gauna, RN, Hayes Green Beach Memorial Hospital, Charlotte.

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Who Should Attend

This program is designed for healthcare professionals involved in safety and quality, including chief executives, medical and nursing officers and other leadership team members; physicians, nurses, allied health professionals and other care team members; patient safety and quality officers; patient and family advocates; and others involved in initiatives to improve patient safety and patient and family engagement. Professionals from hospitals, physician practices, community pharmacies, long-term-care and behavioral health facilities are encouraged to attend.

Registration for the 2019 MHA Safety & Quality Symposium will be available in the summer. Contact us for more information. 

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