Partnership for Patient Care 2021 Leadership Summit

September 28, 2021

Please join us for the Health Care Improvement Foundation’s Partnership for Patient Care (PPC) 2021 Leadership Summit and 15 year PPC Anniversary. This two-day, virtual event brings healthcare leaders together to address the most pressing healthcare challenges and to hear about the innovative work organizations across the region are doing to advance quality and patient safety. This year’s event features discussions about how area organizations are addressing health equity and how safety and equity are linked.

Date & Time
Tuesday, November 9, 1-3 PM EST
Wednesday, November 10, 1-3 PM EST

This is a FREE virtual event, which attendees will join via Zoom.

Day 1

  • 1:00 – 1:20 Welcome and 15-Year Anniversary Celebration Remarks 

  • 1:20 – 2:05 Delaware Valley Patient Safety & Quality Award Top 3 Winners Announcement and Presentations 
    • Hear from these hospitals and health systems about their winning initiatives and learn how you can replicate this work at your organization.

  • 2:05 – 2:50 Advancing Health Equity: HCIF Programs
    • Featuring several of HCIF’s current programs that are advancing and promoting health equity at regional healthcare organizations, including PPC’s new Health Equity Data Strategy Collaborative, the 2022 regional Community Health Needs Assessment, and the longstanding Pennsylvania Health Literacy Coalition.

  • 2:50 – 3:00 Closing Remarks

Day 2

  • 1:00 – 1:10 Opening Remarks 

  • 1:10 – 1:55 Keynote presentation, “Safety and Equity: Inextricably Linked” from Tejal Gandhi, MD, MPH, CPPS, Chief Safety and Transformation Officer, Press Ganey

  • 1:55 – 2:45 C-Suite Panel Discussion: The Healthsystem Journey to Health Equity
    • A panel discussion, featuring c-suite leaders from Jefferson University Hospital, Main Line Health System, and Einstein Health, will highlight the health equity journeys of the organizations they represent as well as discuss ways to advance equity work through regional collaboration.  The discussion will be moderated by Sara Lomax-Reese, CEO of WURD Radio.

  • 2:45 – 3:00 Closing Remarks

Keynote Speaker

Tejal Gandhi, MD, MPH, CPPS, is the Chief Safety and Transformation Officer at Press Ganey. In this role, she is responsible for advancing the Zero Harm movement, improving patient and workforce safety, and developing innovative health care transformation strategies.  In addition, Dr. Gandhi is leading the Press Ganey Equity Partnership to advance equity in health care. She received her MD and MPH degrees from Harvard Medical School and the Harvard T.H. Chan School of Public Health and trained at Duke University Medical Center.

The objectives of Dr. Gandhi’s keynote presentation, “Safety and Equity: Inextricably Linked” are as follows:

  • Understand a broader definition of harm and how inequities contribute
  • Identify ways to leverage safety efforts from the last 20 years to accelerate equity efforts
  • Identify strategies to incorporate the equity lens into existing safety efforts

For Questions:
Please contact
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