Sherri Hobbs-Messick, MSM, MSN, RN, CPHQ, CPPS, SSGB

Sherri Hobbs-Messick, MSM, MSN, RN, CPHQ, CPPS, SSGB

Vice President, Chief Quality Safety and Experience Officer – UM Shore Regional Health

Sherri is an experienced healthcare leader with over 20 years of healthcare experience, 15 of those years focused on healthcare quality, safety, and patient experience. She currently serves the University of Maryland Shore Regional Health as Vice President, Chief Quality, Safety, & Experience Officer. In this role, Sherri has responsibility for strategy and outcomes surrounding high-reliability organizing, patient experience, patient safety, quality, performance improvement, and infection prevention. Prior to her role at UM SRH, she worked as a healthcare quality professional in a variety of settings including a large academic medical center, community hospitals, ambulatory care, and hospice. A perioperative nurse by background, Sherri also teaches quality and safety-related courses for Thomas Jefferson University and the University of Maryland Global Campus. She serves on the Individual Strategic Advisory Committee for the National Association for Healthcare Quality (NAHQ) and serves as a subject matter expert and instructor for their CPHQ prep products. Sherri is also a past president of the Maryland Association for Healthcare Quality and frequently presents locally and nationally on quality and safety topics. Special areas of interest for Sherri include just culture, human factors engineering, organizing for high reliability, rural healthcare, communication, and resolution programs, and making performance improvement tools and techniques accessible to all healthcare professionals.

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September 12, 2023
Nearly 25% of patients experience adverse events. This statistic is disappointing, but despite decades of effort to change, not surprising. This statistic is a result of insufficient resources dedicated to quality and patient safety. We know that if we lead with quality, patient safety will improve. Therefore, we must invest in quality now; not retroactively after harm occurs. It must be a priority, looked at from a system wide level, recognized as a driver of excellence, and much more aspirational than checking a box. Hear from visionaries in the field that will discuss strategies for proactively reducing harm by focusing on quality and patient safety. This deep diving session will leave you with actionable takeaways on how to use quality as the key to eliminating harm.