Save the Date for Our 2017 Executive Summits
Dedicated to executive-level issues, Summits provide an intimate setting for leaders across the care continuum to connect and collaborate during interactive panel discussions and presentations. Join Press Ganey experts and industry innovators to take part in facilitated dialogue around focused issues related to specific care settings, functions or market-driven initiatives.

Additional information about our 2017 Executive Summit Series will be available soon.
Please contact Kathryn Ryan if you have any questions. 

2017 Executive Summits
Each of these focused, invitation-only events is hosted by a Press Ganey thought leader who has extensive knowledge and experience driving change in the market around that topic as well as improving the safety quality and experience of care across the continuum. 


April 26-27 | Palm Beach, Fla.​
Hosted by Dr. Jim Merlino, President and CMO, Strategic Consulting Division, Press Ganey

PATIENT EXPERIENCE   Sept. 21-22 | Boston​
Hosted by Dr. Jim Merlino, President and CMO, Strategic Consulting Division, Press Ganey

SAFETY & HIGH RELIABILITY   Oct. 3-4 | Charlotte, N.C.
Hosted by Dr. Gary Yates, Managing Partner, Strategic Consulting Division, Press Ganey
Carole Stockmeier, Partner, Strategic Consulting Division, Press Ganey

Please contact Kathryn Ryan if you have any questions. 

2016 Past Events


Sept. 19-21, 2016    |   ​Chicago

Hosted by: Dr. Jim Merlino, President and CMO, Strategic Consulting, Press Ganey; Dr. Gary Yates, Partner, Press Ganey Strategic Consulting; Craig Clapper, Partner, Press Ganey Strategic Consulting; Carole Stockmeier Partner, Press Ganey Strategic Consulting; and Kerry Johnson, Partner, Press Ganey Strategic Consulting

The 13th Annual HPI Safety Summit is an ​invitation-only gathering of health care leaders who share a common goal—creating a culture that results in zero events of harm. Attendees will engage with health care executives and learn leading practices during interactive discussions and presentations. Our world-class keynotes and distinguished breakout session speakers will ​share ​proven approaches to reducing ​serious ​safety ​events and executive strategies for improving the safety, quality and experience of High Reliability care.

Venue: Swissotel, Chicago, IL
323 E. Wacker Drive
Chicago, IL 60601
Phone: (312) 565-0565
Toll-Free: (888) 737-9477

Room Rate: $259/night plus taxes
Cutoff Date: Aug. 29, 2016

For more information, please contact P​ress Ganey Events.


Taj Photo 2Sept. 7 – 8, 2016    |   Boston

Hosted by Dr. Jim Merlino, President and CMO, Strategic Consulting Division, Press Ganey​

Discuss and explore the latest developments in patient experience, safety and culture with a select group of patient experience experts and health care executives during our invitation-only Patient Experience Leadership Summit. Over the course of two days, leaders will meet to share best practices and strategies for improving the patient experience and transforming culture.

Venue: The Colonnade Hotel
120 Huntington Avenue, Boston, MA  02116
Phone – 617-424-7000


CEO_SUMMIT_SPACE_NEEDLEAug. 10 – 11, 2016    |    Seattle

Hosted by Pat Ryan, CEO, Press Ganey

This invitation-only event convenes preeminent health care CEOs, board members and presidents in an intimate setting to collaborate and share transformational strategies to improve the safety, quality and delivery of care.


June 15 – 16, 2016  | Denver

 Hosted by Christina Dempsey, Chief Nursing Officer, Press Ganey​

Attend Press Ganey’s first annual Nursing Leadership Summit to join executives from across the continuum of care to discuss actionable approaches to delivering high-quality, empathic care, and reducing patient and caregiver suffering. Sessions and networking opportunities provide CNOs and nursing leadership the chance to share perspectives, network with peers and explore critical nursing topics that enhance the delivery of compassionate, connected care. 


April 13 – 14, 2016   |   Palm Beach, Fla.

Hosted by Dr. Jim Merlino, President and CMO, Strategic Consulting Division, Press Ganey​

Join executives from children’s hospitals and inpatient pediatrics units across the country to explore strategies to improve the delivery of patient-and family-centered care. A networking reception and dinner the night of April 13th, followed by a full day of moderated panels and interactive presentations enable you to engage with fellow pediatrics leaders and learn best practices to improve the quality, safety and experience of family-centered care.  



March 21 – 22, 2016   |   Palm Beach, Fla.

Hosted by Barbara Reilly, SVP, Employee, Nurse and Physician Engagement, Press Ganey​

Discuss strategies and tactics for creating an organizational culture to reduce patient suffering and foster engagement at our inaugural Engagement Executive Summit. This event provides the leading minds in caregiver and employee engagement an opportunity to connect, share best practices and advance the industry dialogue around topics like building high-performing teams, preventing burnout and leveraging data to align caregivers and staff.



March 3, 2016​  |  Salt Lake City

Hosted by Dr. Thomas H. Lee, Chief Medical Officer, Press Ganey​

Consumer-driven health care has reached critical mass and responding to your patients’ needs for information has become a matter of survival. Though performance transparency is an effective marketing tool, it is moreover a powerful strategy to drive improvement and accountability across a health care organization. During interactive panel discussions and presentations, subject-matter experts and early adopters of performance transparency from across the continuum of care will share best practices to accelerate the next generation of data-driven transparency initiatives, align staff and protect brand integrity.