This six-year collaborative of San Francisco Bay Area (SFBA) hospitals addressed over 15 clinical interventions with active participation all SFBA acute care hospitals, including CEO commitments.


BEACON participants reduced harms in several clinical areas, such as a 76 percent reduction in CAUTIs and a 37 percent reduction in sepsis mortality; as a whole, the project saved an estimated 2,750 lives. Given the marked success of BEACON, a health plan (Anthem) stepped forward to independently fund continued collaborative work.