2020 Patient Safety and Quality Summit
January 8-9


Registration Information

Member rate: $325.
Registration deadline is Tuesday, Dec. 17. A late fee of $50 will apply at the close of business on Tuesday, Dec. 17. 

Click here to register. 


Hotel Information

The Ritz-Carlton Reynolds, Lake Oconee
1 Lake Oconee Trail
Greensboro, GA 30642
706-467-0600 

Room rate: $199/night

Once you register for the conference, a confirmation number and a link to book your room will be emailed to you. Reservations must be made by Tuesday, Dec. 17. We expect rooms to sell out fast, so we encourage you to register and book your room early.

When booking through the conference link, you will be assessed a $53 resort service fee. However, this is optional and can be removed when you arrive on site. You will be responsible for full payment of rooms upon booking. Refunds for rooms will be given only until Tuesday, Dec. 17.


Schedule at a Glance

Wednesday, Jan. 8
7:30-8:30 a.m.  Registration and Continental Breakfast

8:30-9:00 a.m.  Welcome and GHA Overview of Related Programs
Rhett Partin, SVP of Clinical Services and Public Health 
Kathy McGowan, VP, Quality & Patient Safety
Georgia Hospital Association

9:00-10:15 a.m.  The Three Secrets to a Successful Patient Safety Program
Donald Avery, FACHE, CEO
Fairview Park Hospital

10:30-11:30 a.m.  The Yellow Brick Road of Teamwork
Kenneth Alexander, MS, RRT, Vice President, Member Services and Quality Improvement, Louisiana Hospital Association

11:30 a.m.-1:30 p.m.  Awards Luncheon

1:45-2:45 p.m.  What Every Hospital Should Know About How to Reduce Preventable Maternal Morbidity in Georgia
Dr. Melissa J. Kottke, Associate Professor
Emory University Department of Gynecology & Obstetrics

3:00-4:30 p.m.  GHA’s First Place Patient Safety and Quality Award Winners Panel
Moderated by Kathy McGowan

Thursday, Jan. 9
8:00-8:30 a.m.  Continental Breakfast

8:30-9:45 a.m.  Emerging Technology that Connects, Coordinates Health Care Beyond the Walls of the Hospital
Ralph Donaldson, Jr., Founder and CEO
WiseThink Health Solutions

10:00-11:15 a.m.  Getting to Zero: Eliminating Accidental Harm in Health Care
John Nance, JD, Author, Pilot, Veteran and Quality Improvement Expert
John Nance & Associates

11:15-11:30 a.m  .Closing Remarks and Adjourn

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