Education event

Improvement Leader Fellowship
Provided by the national Health Research & Educational Trust

October 17 & 18, 2012
San Diego, The Westin Gaslamp Quarter

910 Broadway Circle
San Diego, CA 92101
(619) 239-2200 or (800) 937-8461 (reservations)

HRET has announced that the October 17 and 18 Improvement Leader Fellowship will be held in San Diego at The Westin Gaslamp Quarter.The program will be held
from 8:30 a.m.- 4:00 p.m.both days.

Hotel resevations and travel arrangements should be made as soon as possible.To reserve a room at the discounted rate of $209, call the hotel at (800) 937-8461 and ask for the HRET HEN rate.You are strongly encouraged to make your reservation as soon as possible, before the Sept. 28 deadline as discounted  rooms could sell out.

While this fellowship program is free, registration is required. Register online by Sept. 28 at San Diego Fellowship Program.  The HRET website includes the agenda and other information about the program.

For program content questions, please contact

About the Improvement Leader Fellowship

All members of the California Hospital Engagement Network are strongly encouraged to participate in this free fellowship program available through HRET. Multiple staff from each hospital are welcome to attend.  CHA suggests that you send three or more front-line staff members including nurse managers, case managers, OB nurses, pharmacists, respiratory therapists, physical therapists, other clinical staff, and anyone else that is key to your quality improvement initiative.

The aim of the Improvement Leader Fellowship is to build a cadre of front-line hospital improvement leaders who will drive their hospital’s quality improvement projects. HRET, in conjunction with the Institute for Healthcare Improvement, has designed a richly packed professional development program to help attendees develop advanced knowledge and skills in the art and science of improvement and the ability to work with and coach teams in achieving and maintaining successful changes. The goal of this program is for participants to become highly effective leaders in helping their organizations accomplish the Partnership for Patient goals. We’ve heard great feedback about the content and faculty administering this program! 

Travel Stipend

The California Hospital Engagement Network will provide a stipend of $250 per person for travel expenses to the HRET Improvement Leader Fellowship. To qualify for the stipend, individuals must: travel at least 100 miles to the program, be employed by a hospital that belongs to the California Hospital Engagement Network, and submit receipts for the expenses. Reimbursement will be made to hospitals only; we are not able to reimburse individuals.  Expenses must be submitted within 30 days of travel, along with a completed stipend form.

The expense form is posted in the upper right hand corner of this webpage. If you have questions about the travel stipend, contact Mahsa Farahani at (916) 552-7521.