2nd Annual UCH Quality & Safety Symposium 


Please join us for the 2nd Annual UCH Quality & Safety Symposium on Wednesday, March 11th, 2020 @ 4-6 in the Bruce Schroffel Conference Center (AIP2) during National Patient Safety Awareness Week. The IHI created this annual recognition week to advance safety discussions and inspire action to improve safety. Our annual symposium is an opportunity for trainees, faculty and staff to showcase the outstanding quality and safety work being done at our hospital and clinics. 

The event will kick off with a keynote address by patient advocate Carole Hemmelgarn, who shares a powerful story on the importance of listening to patients and families and the impact they have on improving safety and preventing harm.  She will be joined by Dr. Jeffrey Glasheen, UCHealth Chief Quality Officer, to lead a discussion on preventing medical errors and share a new UCH initiative to include patients in our safety work. Refreshments will be provided!   


Symposium Agenda: (Schroffel Auditorium)

4:00 – 4:05pm Welcome & Introduction Jean Kutner, MD, MPH/MSPH
Professor of Medicine, Associate Dean for Clinical Affairs
Chief Medical Officer, University of Colorado Hospital
4:05 – 4:45pm Keynote Address: Listening to our Patients: A Conversation in Preventing Medical Errors

Carole Hemmelgarn, MS, MS
Patient Advocate & Adjunct Professor of Patient Safety Leadership at the University of Illinois

Jeffrey Glasheen, MD
Professor of Medicine, Associate Dean for Clinical Affairs – Quality & Safety Education
Chief Quality Officer, University of Colorado Hospital 

4:45 – 5:00pm
“Outstanding Quality & Safety Poster Award” Presentations
Deborah Andersen, MSN, RN, CPPS
Patient Safety Director, Clinical Quality, University of Colorado Hospital


Poster Session:  (Schroffel Lobby - Refreshments provided)

5:00 – 6:00pm Poster viewing in the lobby of the Bruce Schroffel Conference Center


Event Sponsored by:                                                                                                      uchealth logo                                                       

University of Colorado Hospital
CU Department of Medicine
CU Department of Surgery