Education event

California Hospital Engagement Network Executive Briefing

January 13, 2012
1:00 – 2:00 p.m., Pacific Time
A complimentary CHA program


Last year, we notified hospitals that CHA and the Regional Associations were teaming with the American Hospital Association’s Health Research & Education Trust (HRET) to seek federal funding as a Hospital Engagement Contractor under the Health and Human Services’ Partnership for Patients safety initiative. 

We are pleased to announce HRET has received the largest national award from the Centers for Medicare & Medicaid Services — nearly 2,000 hospitals in 34 states, including California, will work together to improve the quality of care in our nation’s hospitals.  CHA, the Hospital Council of Northern and Central California, Hospital Association of Southern California, Hospital Association of San Diego and Imperial Counties, and California Hospital Patient Safety Organization are thrilled to be partnering with HRET.

The project has been named the California Hospital Engagement Network (CA HEN).  Joining the CA HEN and partnering with your Hospital Associations will allow your hospital(s) to take advantage of the Associations’ knowledge of California markets, specific California reporting requirements, joint learning experiences, analyses and guidelines, and summaries of the existing patient-safety work accomplished by hospitals.

All California hospitals that are interested in joining the initiative should participate in this executive briefing describing next steps and answering questions.


Maulik S. Joshi, DrPH
President, Health Research & Education Trust (HRET) and Senior Vice President, Research, American Hospital Association

California Hospital Association staff on hand for questions:
Lois Suder, Executive Vice President, Chief Operating Officer
David Perrott, MD, DDS, Senior Vice President, Chief Medical Officer
Alyssa Keefe, Vice President, Federal Regulatory Affairs


While there is no cost for the  program, pre-registration is required. Hospital staff can gather and participate together under one registration.

Deadline to register is January 12, 2012, 5:00 p.m.

To register for the program, click here or on  the  briefing date  in the upper right hand column.  

Note: This executive briefing will be recorded and will be available to members on the CHA website. Simply click on the Program Recordings section of the Education page.

Access Info

This program allows you to attend and participate without ever leaving the office. The program is produced live, via the Internet and a telephone line. You only need a telephone and a computer with a web browser to participate.

Once you register, a confirmation e-mail will be sent with pertinent program information.

Audio for the seminar is accessed through a toll-free number (U.S. calls only). During the program, you will have the opportunity to ask questions of the speakers. If multiple people will be listening to the program at your office, only one person needs to register for the group. The slide presentation is accessed on your computer via the web.

IMPORTANT: Test your computer today

  • Click here to go to the Adobe Connect Enterprise Server Connection test page.
  • Follow instructions to ensure that your computer and network connections are properly configured.

If your internal security settings block access to Adobe Connect, contact your IT department to grant you access. The web seminar runs on Adobe Connect and you won’t be able to view the program without access.


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