Patient Safety Summit
JUN. 22, 2023
Patient Safety Summit


The Patient Safety Summit: A day to focus on what matters most 

For more than a decade, IHA’s Quality and Patient Safety Team and our over 170 member hospitals have set our sights on making Indiana a safe place to receive health care. The Patient Safety Summit enables us all to step back, assess the work we’ve done, and determine the work we still have to do to reach our ambitious goal. ​

During the Indiana Patient Safety Summit, patient safety and quality leaders come together to learn effective strategies and share best practices that will improve patient safety statewide. From CEOs and CNOs to nursing caregivers, case managers and pharmacists, anyone responsible for patient safety and leading change for improvement will find the Patient Safety Summit an informative and inspiring experience. ​​​​


Thanks for attending the 2023 Patient Safety Summit!


Location:  Renaissance Indianapolis North Hotel​ - 11925 N Meridian St, Carmel, IN 46032​
Date: Thursday, June 22, 2023  
Time: Breakfast starts at 8:30 a.m ET. The opening remarks begin at 9:15 a.m. and the day will adjourn at 4 p.m.
Cost: $99

* For cancellations made on or before June 8, a $25 cancellation fee will be retained. Refunds will not be issued for cancellations made after June 8. No refunds will be given for no-shows the day of the conference. Substitutions can be made online or onsite.

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Questions? Reach out to Molly Kelly, Member Engagement and Marketing Coordinator, at

Meet the Speakers:

Ryan - Campbell - cropped for website.jpeg Ryan Campbell, Aussie Adventurer, Pilot, & Author

Born and raised in an Australian coastal town, Ryan discovered his passion at a very young age - flight. Aviation would be the dominant fixture in the young Australian’s life, providing some amazing but also traumatic, life-altering experiences.

As a 14-year-old fixated on becoming a pilot, Ryan took on a number of after school jobs to finance his flying lessons. Shortly thereafter, he went on to achieve his first prominent goal in life as he flew an airplane solo for the first time on his 15th birthday. The passionately determined young man soon found himself researching a goal so lofty it had never been accomplished before - to fly a single-engine airplane solo around the world as a teenager. The next two years of Ryan’s life would prove to be transformative. He was forced to grow up at a young age as he personally fundraised $250,000, trained, and planned for a world circumnavigation. Ryan made international headlines as he flew his way around the globe in a rented airplane, including a feature story on 60 Minutes, countless television appearances, radio, and print interviews. The world watched this young man chase his dreams. It was an expedition for the history books.

Ryan’s life blossomed as he was named one of Australia’s 50 Great Explorers, the 2013 Australian Geographic Young Adventurer of the Year, and finalist for Young Australian of the Year. Life after the world flight was all about awards, sharing his story through speaking engagements, and writing a book to be imminently published titled, ‘Born to Fly.’ The young kid from a normal, Aussie family even met The Royals. Life was quite good. In an instant, Ryan’s life changed following a very seriously light plane crash in 2015. He survived against all odds and was admitted to a spinal rehabilitation ward as a complete paraplegic with no movement from his waist down. With a further five breaks in his back and broken bones ranging from his face to his feet, Ryan needed to tap into everything he learned during his global expedition and more. The biggest undertaking of his young life was just beginning.

Ryan is a master of adversity and an ardent believer that life is won and lost above the shoulders---your mind can be either your most powerful asset or the determinant of your failure. He proved his mental fortitude by making history as a record-breaking pilot but demonstrated his mastery by learning to walk again and fighting his way back into the sky. Now based in Nashville, Tennessee, Ryan is equipped and eager to transform your organization with a unique, unpredictable, and uplifting keynote. Ryan is on a mission to make your organization soar!​

Rhonda Fischer photo.jpeg Rhonda Fischer,  Creating Team Solutions

Rhonda Fischer, a board-certified ER nurse with 26 years of experience, brings her passion for patient safety and clinical excellence into both her nursing practice and her work as a national patient safety consultant. She currently serves as the Trauma Coordinator at her local hospital, with an emphasis on education, teambuilding, and community outreach. Rhonda has been a TeamSTEPPS Master trainer since 2009 and an annual speaker for the American Hospital Association’s Team Training National Conference since 2013. She loves helping individuals find their voice and leverage their strengths for the health of the team and the quality care of each patient. Her emphasis on team dynamics and the importance of creating a culture of trust, transparency, and value, continues to motivate and transform teams both locally and nationally. Rhonda’s engaging and energetic speaking style inspires others to never lose sight of what fuels their professional passion and their commitment to the patient experience. 

Jan Brauer Photo - cropped for website.jpg Jan Brauer, Creating Team Solutions​

Jan Brauer believes that we all have a unique perspective and an important voice to contribute to the team. She is a nationally recognized inspirational speaker who enjoys developing leaders. Jan says the "why" of her work is caring for people; the patients and the team who cares for them. She inspires and engages teams, teaches leadership and collaboration techniques as well as how to address team conflict. She has become a leader in patient-centered teamwork to ensure that healthcare teams are working collaboratively to provide quality patient centered care. Jan speaks out of her experience as a Clinical Education Coordinator with 35 years’ experience as a labor and delivery nurse. She has been a TeamSTEPPS Master Trainer since 2010. She has also been an annual speaker for the American Hospital Association’s Team Training National Conference since 2013. Audiences love Jan's sense of humor and feel empowered by her encouraging and energetic approach to sharing the core elements of teamwork with practical tools necessary for building successful teams.  

Standing cropped 32-20230306-R5YB2986.jpgDanny van Leeuwen​, HealthHats​

Danny van Leeuwen, Opa, MPH, RN, is a two-legged, cisgender, old, white man of privilege living in a food oasis. Danny is known as Health Hats, with multiple sclerosis, committed to health equity and learning and sharing what works for best health. Serving people who help people by leveraging privilege and experience as a nurse, caregiver, data geek, and leader to open seats at the table of healthcare governance, design, operations, and research for under-represented and under-served communities. Podcaster (, vlogger ( technical expert, and subject matter expert (such as for pain management, clinical decision support, and care planning apps). A Rosetta Stone of healthcare. Danny led several EMR implementations, is a member of the PCORI) Board of Governors. Danny is an NQF Patient and Caregiver Engagement Advisor, and was a member of the Standing Committee for Cost and Efficiency Measures. He serves on AHRQ's  Digital Healthcare Research Strategic Plan (DHSRP) TEP, the TEP for CMS Physician Cost Measures and Patient Relationship Codes (PCMP) and AHRQ's Health Equity Summit Planning Committee. He's on the Editorial Review Board of the Journal of Participatory Medicine, and a patient reviewer for the British Medical Journal. Danny's a member of the Innovation and Value Initiative , The National Academy of Medicine's Digital Learning Collaborative, Generating Stakeholder Support and Demand for Leveraging and Sharing Data for Continuous Learning. He's a member of the Northeast Health Information Management Systems Society, Academy of Communication in Healthcare and the Society to Improve Diagnosis in Medicine.

Danny had a long career in quality management in urban and rural health systems, managed care, and behavioral health. He served as an editor of the Journal for Healthcare Quality for fifteen years. Danny plays baritone saxophone in a Latin Band in his spare time.​

Biophoto2021EKH.jpg Libby Hoy, PFCCp​artners

From a young age, Libby became a family caregiver to her mother while she battled breast cancer. Shortly after her death, Libby became a parent to three sons who live with mitochondrial dysfunction and in 2016 Libby was diagnosed with Stage IV Salivary gland cancer. These experiences over the course of decades have shaped Libby’s passion for creating a person centered health system. Libby strives to build the infrastructure and capacity for healthcare organizations to engage every patient and family member.

In 2010, Libby founded PFCCpartners to create a community of patients, families and health care stakeholders committed to the shared learning of Patient & Family Centered Care practice. PFCCpartners also supports the PFANetwork, inclusive of more than 800 Patient Family Advisors in active partnership with health systems, measure developers, policy, quality improvement teams and researchers across the country to improve the quality, safety, experience and the design of healthcare. 

PFCCpartners serves multiple CMS contractors to implement effective Patient Family Engagement strategies across CMS quality improvement programs. 

IHA Member Panel

Danny and Libby will moderate a panel discussion with a few member hospitals. You’ll hear from staff representatives, advisors, and partners. 


Thank you to IHA's Corporate & Event Sponsors for their support.​

A special thank you to our Platinum Sponsor:

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Diamond Sponsor:

Gold Sponsors:

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Silver Sponsors:

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Event Sponsors:

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Bronze Sponsors:

Design Collaborative​


Indiana Rural Health Association

MedPro Group

MKM Architecture + Design​
Regenstrief Center for Healthcare Engineering
Taft Stettinius & Hollister LLP

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