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May 2, 2006 > Washington Hospital Hosts Top Health Care Leadership

Washington Hospital Hosts Top Health Care Leadership

Bay Area Patient Collaborative Meeting Focuses on 100K Lives Campaign Progress

On Tuesday, April 25, Washington Hospital Healthcare System hosted health care leaders from across the Bay Area and other parts of Northern California for the Bay Area Patient Safety Collaborative’s third quarterly meeting.

This was the second time Washington Hospital held this quarterly meeting and the conference focused on sharing results and findings from the Institute for Healthcare Improvement’s (IHI) 100,000 Lives Campaign. IHI is an organization advocating for consistent patient quality standards nationwide. Launched in December 2004, the 100,000 Lives Campaign is the first-ever national initiative that aims to save a large and specified number of lives by a certain date (June 14, 2006).

The Campaign asks participating hospitals to implement six evidence-based interventions. More than 3,000 hospitals from around the country have joined the campaign and according to the IHI, (as of March 13, 2006) more than 60,000 lives have been saved by participating hospitals.

The Bay Area Patient Safety Collaborative, coordinated through the Hospital Council of Northern and Central California, serves as a forum for hospitals in Alameda, Marin, San Francisco, San Mateo and Santa Clara counties with a primary goal of promoting and implementing practices to improve patient safety.

The meeting which was designed specifically for senior health care leaders, featured a number of expert speakers and gave participants the opportunity to discuss local progress the 100,000 Lives Campaign has made to date. By hosting this meeting, Washington Hospital reaffirmed its commitment to patient safety and the patient-first ethic the hospital is guided by.

Panelist discussion topics during the meeting included the challenges and some solutions for promoting quality care, how health care leadership can overcome implementation barriers and the challenges in front line communications.

To learn more about Washington Hospital’s participation in the campaign, visit, click on "About Us," and select "100,000 Lives Campaign."

Please visit to learn more about the Campaign.

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