CALNOC Announces 2012 CALNOC Conference and Keynote Speakers Peter V. Lee, Dr. William B. Munier, and Dr. Patricia A. Quigley

San Ramon, California (EastBayDaily) — CALNOC (the Collaborative Alliance for Nursing Outcomes), the leading provider of actionable information and research on nurse sensitive quality indicators, today announced the dates, theme and keynote presenters for the 2012 CALNOC Conference. With the theme of “Leading Transformational Change”, the 2012 CALNOC Conference will focus on the strategies and tactics healthcare leaders can employ to lead transformational change in patient care excellence. The CALNOC Conference will examine trends, innovations and public policies affecting healthcare, as well as evidence-based insights, best practices and emerging CALNOC nursing-sensitive data findings to assist nursing and quality leadership in advancing patient care excellence.

Keynote presentations will be delivered by healthcare visionaries and leaders:

Peter V. Lee, JD, the Executive Director of the California Health Benefit Exchange and former Deputy Director of the Center for Medicare and Medicaid Innovation. Previously Mr. Lee was the CEO of the Pacific Business Group on Health. Mr. Lee has served on a range of boards and commissions, including the National Committee on Quality Assurance (NCQA); the National Quality Forum; the National Business Coalition on Health; and as co-chair of the Consumer/Purchaser Disclosure Project.

William B. Munier, MD, MBA, the Director, Center for Quality Improvement and Patient Safety at the Agency for Healthcare Research and Quality (AHRQ) within the Department of Health and Human Services. Dr. Munier has been in healthcare management most of his career with a particular focus on performance measurement, quality and safety, and clinical software development.

Patricia A. Quigley, PhD, MPH, ARNP, CRRN, FAAN, FAANP, Associate Director and Associate Chief of Nursing for Research for the Veterans Administration. Dr. Quigley’s contributions to patient safety, nursing and rehabilitation are evident at a national level – with emphasis on clinical practice innovations designed to promote elders’ independence and safety through reduction of falls and protection from fall-related injuries.

CALNOC Presentations:

Members of the CALNOC Leadership Team and its Senior Scientists will lead presentations highlighting CALNOC’s emerging research findings examining factors that predict and reduce medication administration errors, as well as clinical redesigns and innovations to reduce in patient falls and fall-related injury, restraint use and hospital acquired pressure ulcers. Presentations by participating hospitals in CALNOC will identify key factors contributing to “best practice” performance and share strategies to achieving and sustaining improvements in nursing sensitive processes and outcomes of patient care. CALNOC team members leading conference sessions include:

Diane Storer Brown, PhD, RN, CPHQ, FNAHQ, FAAN, CALNOC Co-Founder & Senior Scientist and strategic leader for Hospital Accreditation Programs for Kaiser Permanente–Northern California Region.

Nancy Donaldson, DNSc, RN, FAAN, CALNOC Co-Founder & Senior Scientist and Director of UCSF Centre for Evidence-based Quality Improvement—A JBI Affiliate, UCSF School of Nursing. Carolyn Aydin, PhD, CALNOC Data Management Services Director & Research Scientist at Cedars-Sinai Medical Center and Burns & Allen Research Institute.

Mary E. Foley, PhD, RN, CALNOC Education Services Director & Director of the Center for Nursing Research and Innovation at the University of California, San Francisco, School of Nursing (UCSF).

Kathy Harren, R.N., M.H.A., MSNc, CALNOC Board Chair & Regional Director of the Nursing Institute for Providence Health and Services of Southern California.

Tony Sung, CALNOC Chief Operating Officer, responsible for the day to day operations as well as the implementation of CALNOC’s corporate strategy imperatives.

2012 CALNOC Conference Details

For more information about the 2012 CALNOC Conference and to register to attend, visit the 2012 CALNOC Conference website.


CALNOC (the Collaborative Alliance for Nursing Outcomes), is the leading provider of actionable information and research on nurse sensitive quality indicators. Always on the forefront of patient care excellence, CALNOC created the first nursing database registry of nursing sensitive indicators which turns patient outcome data into powerful information for hospital executives to help guide decisions to advance global patient care. Hundreds of leading hospitals have joined CALNOC to monitor and benchmark performance in order to deliver excellence in patient care. CALNOC is a non-profit corporation with headquarters in San Ramon, California. For more information call 888.586.1994 or visit


Susan Scarth