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CalPERS Executive to Speak at CHPSO Annual Meeting

The California Hospital Patient Safety Organization (CHPSO) is pleased to announce that Doug McKeever, chief of the Health Policy and Program Support Division at the California Public Employees’ Retirement System (CalPERS), will speak at CHPSO’s Second Annual Meeting, April 8-9 in Sacramento. Titled Getting to Zero: Innovate, Collaborate, Accelerate, the meeting has been designed to offer participants knowledge and practical techniques that can be immediately applied to reduce patient harm. McKeever replaces Peter Lee from Covered California, who withdrew due to other commitments. His presentation will focus on the nexus between health care reform, financial sustainability, quality and safety.

In his role at CalPERS, McKeever oversees development and implementation of policies relating to the health care program, leadership and program direction of the CalPERS health plans rate negotiation strategies, and implementation of health care reform efforts affecting CalPERS. Before CalPERS, he was the director of juvenile programs for the California Department of Corrections and Rehabilitation, where he oversaw the development and implementation of statewide medical, mental health, dental and education plans and policies.

One of the largest PSOs in the nation, CHPSO analyzes patient safety data, develops and shares best practices, and helps individual hospitals accelerate safety improvements. CHPSO membership is a complimentary benefit for members of CHA and the Regional Associations. Membership is also available to hospitals outside of California for a fee. For more membership information, contact CHPSO at (916) 552-2600 or, or see the current member list at