News and Events


The Illinois Association for Healthcare Quality is holding a 1-day conference to drive patient safety and quality improvement. Attendees will hear presentations from a wide variety of healthcare organizations and national healthcare experts.  IHA is a sponsor for this year’s event. We hope to see you there!

When: May 8th, 2018
Where: NIU Naperville Conference Center - 1120 E Diehl Rd, Naperville, IL 60563
Register: For more information call 1-833-560-IAHQ (4247)


Poster Competition:  Do you have a poster from the 2018 IHA Quality and Advocacy Showcase that you want to share?  Submit your poster by Friday, April 20 along with a 1-page write-up of the project  the project to spread your organization’s message about patient safety.
Midwest Alliance for Patient Safety (MAPS) PSO is attending the 2-day Agency for Healthcare Research and Quality (AHRQ) Meeting in Rockville, MD April 18-19.  This meeting provides collaboration opportunities between the over 80 nationally certified Patient Safety Organizations (PSOs.)  PSOs are independent PSO healthcare organizations serving a wide-range of healthcare providers across the continuum of care.  The event will yield education and strategies for strengthening PSO programs and improving patient safety.  To learn more, contact Carrie Pinasco, Program Director at 630-276-5845.
Midwest Alliance for Patient Safety PSO is an active member of the Alliance for Quality Improvement in Patient Safety, a national PSO organization supporting patient safety organizations across the country.  MAPS sees this day as an important opportunity to meet wtih legislators and discuss the national healthcare agenda.  For more information, contact Carrie Pinasco, MAPS Director at
Join OSF Healthcare in Peoria for a valuable educational event: Restoring Hope: A Second Victim Workshop.  The session is hosted by OSF HealthCare Saint Francis Medical Center to identify opportunities for improving organizational response and approaches to second victims.  


Not all Patient Safety Organizations (PSOs) are the same.  It's important to know how joining a PSO benefits your healthcare organization and how they support your patient safety efforts.  Read more about how the Midwest Alliance for Patient Safety PSO is leading the charge on important healthcare issues across the Midwest and the country.
The Illinois Health and Hospital Association (IHA) Midwest Alliance for Patient Safety (MAPS) Patient Safety Organization (PSO) has joined forces with NextPlane Solutions to help its members improve and maximize their data collection and cultivation efforts.