We applaud the outstanding contributions you and your peers make to improve the profession. Each year, we honor several individuals who have shown loyalty, passion, and enthusiasm for NAHQ and the field of healthcare quality.

Dr. Heller Memorial Scholarship 

NAHQ and the Institute for Healthcare Improvement (IHI) have collaborated with Midas to award the Dr. Heller Memorial Scholarship to a NAHQ member or Midas client who is currently involved in or has recently completed a major quality improvement project in his or her facility or organization as a result of taking an IHI Open School course. Submit your application to Juliana Fishleigh at This email address is being protected from spambots. You need JavaScript enabled to view it. by June 30.

Submit your application by June 30

Check back in Spring 2017 for deadlines and applications for the below awards!

Claire Glover Distinguished Member Award

This award recognizes a dynamic and passionate member of NAHQ. Claire Glover was an avid supporter and spokesperson for NAHQ. She supported the growth of the young association and promoted quality in healthcare. Claire epitomized the characteristics of enthusiasm, passion, and dedication and demonstrated a deep commitment to the organization.

Luc R. Pelletier Healthcare Quality Award

This award recognizes a NAHQ member who has developed a performance improvement program or initiative for a defined group of patients.

Luc R. Pelletier served as editor in chief for the Journal for Healthcare Quality from 1998-2007. During his tenure, the journal received many awards and achieved unprecedented growth.

Luc has had a distinguished career as an advanced psychiatric mental health nurse and consistently advocates for excellence, expertise, and professionalism.

Rising Quality Star Award

This award recognizes a dynamic and professional NAHQ member who displays significant participation and promotes the profession of healthcare quality. 

View previous Award recipients