The Partnership for Patient Care (PPC) is a collaboration between Independence Blue Cross and the Philadelphia region’s hospitalsThis unique collaboration between payer and providers to jointly fund quality and patient safety improvement initiatives has been recognized as a national model. Since its creation in 2006, PPC projects have strived to accelerate the adoption of evidence-based clinical practices by pooling the resources, knowledge, and efforts of health care providers and partners.  Topics are selected by HCIF’s Clinical Advisory Committee, a voluntary expert panel of healthcare providers and partners from organizations across Southeastern Pennsylvania.

2018 PPC Leadership Summit

Barbara Balik, EdD, RN of Aefina Partners

Creating Safety and Joy in Work: 4 Leadership Actions

“’What Matters to You?’ Conversation Guide for Improving Joy in Work”


Liz Owens, MS, Project Coordinator, Health Care Improvement Foundation

Delaware Valley Patient Safety & Quality Award Program


Megan Heere, MD, Associate Professor of Clinical Pediatrics, Lewis Katz School of Medicine at Temple University; Medical Director of Well Baby Nursery, Temple University Hospital

SAFE-T Program


Bea Leyden, BSN, MBA, RN, CPHQ, NEA-BC, Director of Nursing Clinical Practice and  Performance Improvement, Jefferson Health – Northeast

Progressive Mobility (PM): Evidence Based Program Improves Outcomes in Critically Ill Patients


Geno J Merli, MD, MACP, FSVM, FHM, Professor of Medicine & Surgery and Associate Chief Medical Officer at Sidney Kimmel Medical College, Thomas Jefferson University Hospital

Implementation of a Patient Blood Management Program


Edouard Trabulsi, MD, FACS, Professor & Vice Chair of  Department of Urology, Thomas Jefferson University Hospital

PURC: Improving Prostate Cancer Care Delivery


Claudette Fonshell RN, BSN, Director of Clinical Improvement, Health Care Improvement Foundation

Regional Safe Community