Patient Safety First

Patient Safety First is a California Partnership for Health, a statewide collaborative between California’s Regional Hospital Associations, Anthem Blue Cross, National Health Foundation and California hospitals, designed to improve quality and reduce costs across the state. Since the inception of the collaborative in 2010, Patient Safety First member hospitals have shown significant improvement in four important hospital based avoidable harms’ initiatives: sepsis mortality, ventilator associated pneumonia, central line blood stream infections, and perinatal gestational age deliveries under 39 weeks.


Mia Arias – Director of Programs, National Health Foundation

Julia Slinginger – VP of Quality & Patient Safety, Hospital Association of Southern California

J. Eugene Grigsby, III – President & CEO, National Health Foundation

Terri Deeds – Director of Women & Children Services, Saddleback Memorial Medical Center

Steven Escoboza – CEO, Hospital Association of San Diego & Imperial Counties

Tammy Lowe – Sepsis Coordinator, Riverside County Regional Medical Center

Pam Kehaly – West Region President, Anthem Blue Cross

Art Sponseller – CEO, Hospital Council of Northern California

Presented by National Health Foundation.
Directed/Edited by Eric Heights

Produced/Story Edited by Nic Cha Kim

Music: “Morning Placidity” by Kai Engel