Quality and Patient Safety Programs


Register today for the Quality & Behavioral Health Conference being held virtually AND in-person, Oct. 12-13, 2023.

THA is hosting its annual hybrid Quality & Behavioral Health Conference Oct. 12-13 online and in-person at the Sheraton Austin Georgetown Hotel. This is a very unique conference that brings together clinical leaders and behavioral health professionals such as yourselves for two days of education that addresses the most pressing issues in patient safety and behavioral health. Attendees will also have the unique opportunity to learn more about key outcomes from the 88th legislative session that have direct impact on quality and behavioral health.

Additional topics covered during QBH include:

  • Emergency Preparedness: Regulatory Requirements for CMS and Joint Commission Compliance
  • Mental Health Workforce Shortage
  • Innovative Efforts to Recruit Providers
  • Trauma-Informed Care
  • Pediatric Behavioral Health
  • Value-Based Care Initiatives
  • Health Equity in Behavioral Health
  • Resilience in Leadership: Key Behaviors for Self-Care and Caring for Others

  • Register for in-person attendance here.
  • Register for online attendance here.

We hope to see you in October!

About Us:

Quality & Patient Safety is a division of the Texas Hospital Association Foundation, working to accelerate improvement in health care through collaboration and innovation. As a component of the Foundation and the Texas Hospital Association, we are able to work closely with hospitals and systems around the state to help in their quest to advance quality and patient safety in the care they provide.


Texas hospitals have intensified their commitment to quality and patient safety by working together – leveraging their collective experiences and dedication – to move the needle on health care delivery.

The Foundation has teamed up with numerous organizations and agencies to help implement innovative practices into care delivery while also offering a forum for hospitals and systems to share best practices and solutions. Currently, the Foundation is focusing on the following projects:

Resilient Manager’s Toolkit: 6 Weeks to Better Work, Life and Relationships Webinar Series

Program Overview 

This program was designed for frontline managers and consisted of six one-hour weekly facilitated sessions.  Utilizing a collaborative sprint format and subject matter experts, the content included strategies to promote resiliency for the frontline manager and provide support for the staff they supervise.    

Click here to access these previous recordings

Patient Safety Organization

The Texas Hospital Association Patient Safety Organization provides Texas hospitals a partner in their efforts to advance the continued improvement of health care quality and patient safety outcomes. …  Read more

Peer Review Network

Our Peer Review Network is designed to provide timely, cost-efficient medical peer reviews for Texas hospitals by providers in Texas hospitals. …Read more

Nuggets of Knowledge – Infection Prevention Series

THA’s Clinical and Quality Initiatives team, in collaboration with Infection Prevention Consultants of New Mexico, is pleased to offer a free educational series on infection prevention and control. From animals in health care facilities to antimicrobial resistance, these monthly sessions provide a wide range of information and best practices pertinent for hospitals to maintain high infection prevention standards.

Click here for Access to Past Recordings

Critical Access Hospital Quality Improvement

Surviving health care reform is a significant challenge for critical access hospitals in Texas. Several CAHs nationwide have had to close their doors in recent years due to the changing health care environment, and the survival of these facilities will depend highly on their ability to improve quality outcomes. A new initiative from the Texas Hospital Association Foundation in partnership with the Texas A&M Health Science Center Rural and Community Health Institute and funded by the Texas Department of Agriculture’s State Office of Rural Health will help CAHs do just that. …  Read more

Maternal Health Professionals

Newborn Screening

Hospital Level of Care Designations for Neonatal and Maternal Care

Wristband Standardization Initiative

Can’t find what you’re looking for?

Contact Karen Kendrick, Vice President, Quality & Patient Safety, at kkendrick@tha.org or 512-465-1091

Download our program flyer HERE