Quality And Patient Safety Conference
  • Quality and Patient Safety Conference is virtual and registration is complimentary!

The Quality and Patient Safety Conference has gone virtual and registration is complimentary! The 2020 conference will feature weekly virtual sessions through the month of October covering the latest quality and patient safety issues. Industry thought leaders will cover the pandemic’s impact on key areas including compliance, worker and patient safety, health equity, and more. This is a key event for clinical and administrative professionals working to provide high-quality health care across the continuum.

Target Audience:

  • Chief nursing officers and nursing staff
  • Quality and compliance officers
  • Infection control officers
  • Risk management personnel

Program Overview


Oct. 28, Noon-1.p.m.

Building Workforce Resiliency During Challenging Times
Debbi Garbade and Stephanie Jones-Wood, Houston Methodist

A focus on mental and physical health are paramount in building workforce resiliency as health care workers navigate the COVID-19 response. This session will identify tools and practices that can be used to reduce stress and improve mental health for workers during disaster response.


Debbi Garbade, MSN, RN, System Director for Patient Safety, Houston Methodist
Debbi Garbade is the System Director for Patient Safety at Houston Methodist. She has worked in healthcare for more than 20 years. Her career started as an Emergency Department nurse in a Level I Trauma Center, and over the years, she added ICU, Home Health, Case Management, Infection Prevention, Risk Management, and Quality/Patient Safety. Passion for improving patient safety in healthcare has been the hallmark of her work and that the journey to obtain a highly reliable patient safety culture includes continuous efforts for improvement and comes from the belief that the journey is never ending.

Stephanie Jones-Wood, MPH, Program Director, Houston Methodist
Stephanie Jones-Wood is the Program Director, Provider Engagement & Resilience, at Houston Methodist. She is responsible for the development and direction of provider engagement, resiliency and well-being initiatives, research efforts, and projects. Jones-Wood identifies and executes implementation strategies that enhance provider engagement and resiliency. She also facilitates corporate level Taskforce and initiatives sponsored by this body.

Continuing Education:

1.0 hour ACHE Qualified and CHT, 1.2 hours CPE

Special thanks to our sponsors:

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