Julianne Morath, RN, MS, CPPS

President and Chief Executive Officer, Hospital Quality Institute, California

Julianne Morath, RN, MS, is the inaugural recipient of the John Eisenhower Award for Individual Lifetime Achievement in Patient Safety. She serves as President and CEO of the Hospital Quality Institute (HQI), a collaboration of the California Hospital Association and Regional Associations.

She is a founding and current member of the Lucian Leape Institute of the National Patient Safety Foundation and completed a term as Commissioner of the Board of Commissioners of The Joint Commission. Morath is a distinguished advisor to the National Patient Safety Foundation, past member of the National Quality Forum Best Practices Committee, and member of the Advisory Board to the Association of the Advancement of Medical Instrumentation (AAMI).  Morath serves on the Board of Directors of the Virginia Mason Medical Center and Health System. She was named by Becker Hospital Review as one of the top 50 experts leading patient safety.

Morath has more than three decades of executive and academic experience in health care. Her work is distinguished through translating research into practice and building cultures of safety and excellence. Before joining the Hospital Quality Institute, Morath served as Chief Quality and Patient Safety Officer for Vanderbilt University Medical Center. Her work as Chief Operating Officer of Children’s Hospitals and Clinics of Minnesota, has been recognized in Harvard Business School Case Studies and featured in USNWR.

She is an author of Do No Harm and The Quality Advantage.  She is broadly published and is a frequent presenter in the field of safety and quality.