CAHQI Bootcamp Materials – 2023


This year’s CAHQI Bootcamp is now complete. Check back for updates for 2024!

March 7-8 Midland, March 28-29 Mt. Pleasant, April 11-12 Amarillo, May 11-12 Seguin

CNE Instructions Will be Emailed to Paticipants After Conclusion of Each Session.

Target audience: This activity has been designed to meet the educational needs of nurses, quality leaders, and infection prevention staff in critical access hospitals across Texas.

Overview: Keeping patients and care providers safe through reduction in medical errors and patient harm events requires knowledge and action at all levels of the healthcare team. This 2-day in-person training aims to provide a review of current performance in Medicare Beneficiary Quality Improvement Project (MBQIP) measures for the state of Texas with identified opportunities for improvement, how to build a business plan for quality improvement project needs and how to present to leadership, how to identify and address healthcare disparities, how to build a staff debriefing team, and expanded education on performing a root cause analysis (RCA) interview. It will also include review of adult learning styles, development of education for staff, and teaching strategies for the adult learner. THAF is committed to providing education and resources to assist hospitals to meet the needs of employees to provide quality, patient-centered care.

Click HERE for the 2-Day Agenda


Day 1

Day 2

Additional Resources:

Please contact Sheila Dolbow ( if you need more information.

Sheila Dolbow: Prior to joining THA, Sheila served as a Health Science educator with the Liberty Hill School District.  She also has extensive experience with forensic nursing and as a Trauma Coordinator.  In her Clinical Initiatives role, Sheila leads the Critical Access Hospital Quality Improvement (CAHQI) project in collaboration with the State Office of Rural Health. In this role she provides education and technical assistance to critical access hospitals across the state. Sheila has also taken on the management of the external peer review portion of the THA Peer Review Network, making assignments for peer review to help hospitals maintain compliance and improve the quality of care provided.

Karen Kendrick: A Registered Nurse since 1989, Karen began her healthcare career as a bedside medical/surgical nurse, advancing to a management role within three years.  After leading clinical care departments for 16 years, she transitioned to Quality and Patient Safety leadership.  Prior to joining THA Karen served in both permanent and transitional/interim leadership roles in hospitals of varying types/sizes in six different states. Karen joined THA as the Director of Clinical Initiatives with primary responsibility for the recruitment, launching, and implementation of the HIIN program. Over the next three years she also led three cohorts for the ICU Safety project and the STRIVE program. In 2018, Karen assumed leadership of the PSO and supported the department during the leadership transition period, assuming the role of VP for the department in 2019.

Nina Costilla: Nina obtained both her BSN and MSN from Texas Tech University and began her career as an RN with Texas Health in Dallas.  Prior to joining THA she served as an inpatient Nurse Manager for 7 years.  Upon joining THA Nina assumed primary responsibility for the HQIC contract deliverables.  She also plays a key leadership role with the PSO and contributes to the CAHQI and ASPR programs.  Nina’s role and her Green Belt experience allow her to effectively collaborate with quality, patient safety, and risk leaders in THA member hospitals to addresses and improve clinical processes, patient care, and quality outcomes.

Accreditation Statement

In support of improving patient care, this activity has been planned and implemented by AXIS Medical Education and Texas Hospital Association. AXIS Medical Education is jointly accredited by the Accreditation Council for Continuing Medical Education (ACCME), the Accreditation Council for Pharmacy Education (ACPE), and the American Nurses Credentialing Center (ANCC), to provide continuing education for the healthcare team.

Credit Designation for Nursing
AXIS Medical Education designates this continuing nursing education activity for 13.5 contact hours.

Learners are advised that accredited status does not imply endorsement by the provider or ANCC of any commercial products displayed in conjunction with an activity.

AXIS Contact Information 
For information about the accreditation of this program please contact AXIS at

Disclosure of Conflicts of Interest
AXIS Medical Education requires faculty, instructors, authors, planners, directors, managers, reviewers and other individuals who are in a position to control the content of this activity to disclose all real or apparent conflicts of interest they may have with ineligible companies. An ineligible entity is any organization whose primary business is producing, marketing, selling, re-selling, or distributing healthcare products used by or on patients. All relevant conflicts of interest are identified and mitigated prior to initiation of the planning phase for an activity. AXIS has mitigated and disclosed to learners all relevant conflicts of interest disclosed by staff, planners, faculty/authors, peer reviewers, or others in control of content for this activity. Disclosure of a relationship is not intended to suggest or condone bias in any presentation but is made to provide participants with information that might be of potential importance to their evaluation of a presentation or activity. Disclosure information for faculty, authors, course directors, planners, peer reviewers, and/or relevant staff is provided with this activity.

The faculty reported the following relevant financial relationships or relationships they have with ineligible companies of any amount during the past 24 months:

Name of FacultyReported Financial Relationship
Sheila Dolbow, BSN, CPHQNothing to disclose
Karen Kendrick, MSN, CPHQNothing to disclose
Nina Costilla, MSN, CPHQNothing to disclose

The directors, planners, managers, and reviewers reported the following financial relationships they have with any ineligible company of any amount during the past 24 months:

Name of Planner/ManagerReported Financial Relationship
Nina Costilla, MSN, COHQNothing to disclose
Holly M. Hampe, D.Sc., RN, MHA, MRMNothing to disclose
Dee Morgillo, MEd, MT (ASCP), CHCPNothing to disclose

Participants have an implied responsibility to use the newly acquired information to enhance patient outcomes and their own professional development. The information presented in this activity is not meant to serve as a guideline for patient management. Any procedures, medications, or other courses of diagnosis or treatment discussed in this activity should not be used by clinicians without evaluation of patient conditions and possible contraindications on dangers in use, review of any applicable manufacturer’s product information, and comparison with recommendations of other authorities.