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November Message from Leadership

November Message from Leadership

November Message from Leadership

2017 has been a spectacular year! It’s hard to believe it’s nearly over.

At my facility, one of my responsibilities includes mapping out the training path for my healthcare quality & safety team. I know many of you are in the same position. If you’re in a managerial role or looking for professional development opportunities that will help you further advance your career, remember that NAHQ is here as your professional home.

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NAHQ Recognizes Outstanding Healthcare Quality Professionals with 2017 Awards

NAHQ Recognizes Outstanding Healthcare Quality Professionals with 2017 Awards

Ten Individuals Earn Top Honors for Their Contributions to the Field

Cincinnati, OH, September 20, 2017 - Ten individuals earned top honors Wednesday, September 20, 2017, from the National Association for Healthcare Quality (NAHQ) during NAHQ Next, its annual conference. President Nancy Curdy, MSN MS-HQPS RN CPHQ CPPS, presented the awards, acknowledging the time and effort these individuals have invested in the healthcare quality profession.

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October Message from Leadership

October Message from Leadership

October Message from Leadership

What an incredible time we had at NAHQ Next last month! Nearly 1,500 attendees joined us in person and virtually. The sessions were outstanding. Some were standing room only. We didn’t anticipate the levels of interest for some of the sessions and have noted that for next year.

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Celebrating Healthcare Quality Week

Celebrating Healthcare Quality Week

Celebrating Healthcare Quality Week, October 15-21

Healthcare quality professionals serve in important roles within organizations. While their work is critical for improving outcomes, increasing efficiencies, and reducing costs, healthcare quality professionals go unnoticed because they often work behind the scenes. The National Association for Healthcare Quality (NAHQ) is leading efforts to bring great recognition for the impactful contributions these professionals make across the country and the world. Healthcare Quality Week (HQW) is designed to celebrate healthcare quality professionals and to show appreciation for their good work. This year, the week takes place October 15-21.

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September Message from Leadership

September Message from Leadership

September Message from Leadership

In just a few days, more than 800 of us will convene in Cincinnati for NAHQ Next and about 500 will be joining virtually! I’m excited to be among our healthcare quality community where we can catch up with colleagues and make new connections, all while fulfilling our commitment to lifelong learning.

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Helping Communities Impacted by Hurricanes Harvey and Irma

Helping Communities Impacted by Hurricanes Harvey and Irma

Our thoughts are with those who continue to recover from the aftermath of Hurricane Harvey and those impacted by Hurricane Irma. NAHQ has donated to the American Red Cross to support those experiencing these devastating events.

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2018 Slate for Board of Directors

2018 Slate for Board of Directors

Ballot open from September 27 to October 11, 2017

In keeping with NAHQ’s bylaws, a slate for the 2018 Board Nominations has been determined by the Nominations Committee. Voting is open to full active members, please watch for a voting e-mail in your inbox. 

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The Power of A Award

The Power of A Award

National Association for Healthcare Quality Wins “2017 Power of A Gold Award”

The National Association for Healthcare Quality (NAHQ) was honored with the 2017 Power of A Gold Award for its HQ Essentials resource, which ensures healthcare quality professionals are well prepared to serve and lead in the quality roles of today and tomorrow.

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August Message from Leadership

August Message from Leadership

HQ Essentials Receives Prestigious Award

Recently, NAHQ was named a proud recipient of a 2017 The Power of A Gold Award for HQ Essentials: Competencies for the Healthcare Quality Profession. The award, presented by the American Society of Association Executives (ASAE), is the industry’s highest honor, recognizing organizations for their valuable contributions in solving problems, advancing industry performance, and improving conditions on local, national, and global levels.

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Q & A with NAHQ Next Speaker, Deborah Bulger CPHQ

Q & A with NAHQ Next Speaker, Deborah Bulger CPHQ

Healthcare quality professionals work in every healthcare setting to enhance care delivery, optimize value, and improve outcomes. For those of you who serve in this role or work with someone who does, you’re familiar with the important work being done every day. However, you’ll come across some people (even in your own organizations) who don’t understand your work or the profession.

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July Message from Leadership

July Message from Leadership

Every so often we get a chance to sit back and reflect on the work we do and why we do it. Sometimes those reflections come when we’re sitting at our desk or in our car. And, sometimes they occur as part of a larger experience such as NAHQ Next, which takes place September 18-20. I’m looking forward to spending time at NAHQ Next to reflect on the progress we’ve made as a profession and to talk with many of you about why we do this work.

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June Message from NAHQ Leadership

June Message from NAHQ Leadership

NAHQ is bringing quality training to nursing homes this summer: HQ Principles for Nursing Home Professionals!

NAHQ worked with the QIN-QIO to develop a training program for nursing home staff and executive coaching for nursing home administrators. More than 220 certificates of completion were granted to nursing home professionals in Illinois and Iowa through the pilot program.

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May Message from NAHQ Leadership

May Message from NAHQ Leadership

A few months ago, I told you about some of the improvements we’ve made at NAHQ that help our members and customers stay up to date on the latest healthcare quality news and resources available to them. We’ve seen our reach expand each month from increased visits to our website, larger audiences tuning in to Learning Labs, and growing readership for our eNews.

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April Message from NAHQ Leadership

April Message from NAHQ Leadership

NAHQ is dedicated to supporting a coordinated and competent workforce of healthcare quality professionals. And, as healthcare evolves quickly, more and more quality professionals are trusting NAHQ as the go-to resource to teach, certify, and define healthcare quality.

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March Message from NAHQ Leadership

March Message from NAHQ Leadership

In late February, NAHQ hosted nearly 40 quality professionals who volunteered their time at our headquarters in Chicago to discuss the most pressing issues that healthcare quality professionals face today. The level of engagement and passion expressed by these individuals is the reason why NAHQ is succeeding. 

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Patient Safety Resources from NAHQ

Patient Safety Resources from NAHQ

At NAHQ, we're proud to provide healthcare quality professionals with content, resources, and tools that expand knowledge and skills in the competency areas needed to advance quality.

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NAHQ Endorses NPSF Call to Action

NAHQ Endorses NPSF Call to Action

During Patient Safety Awareness Week, the National Patient Safety Foundation (NPSF) issued a Call to Action: Preventable Health Care Harm Is a Public Health Crisis and Patient Safety Requires a Coordinated Public Health Response. The Call to Action outlines how a public health approach can bring about widespread advances in patient safety and provides a public health framework to reduce harm to patients and the workforce.

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February Message from NAHQ Leadership

February Message from NAHQ Leadership

As healthcare quality professionals, we’re always looking for the next improvement opportunity. It’s part of our nature. NAHQ is improving too and those improvements are becoming visible to our members and customers. 

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NAHQ Elects New Leaders

NAHQ Elects New Leaders

Carole Pulaski Installed as President-Elect and Emmett Ervin Joins as Director-at-Large.

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NAHQ Next Early Bird is Open!

NAHQ Next Early Bird is Open!

NAHQ Next, our annual conference, returns this year and Early Bird rates are now available! It’s THE event that helps to position you as an indispensable member of the healthcare team - connecting you with the brightest minds in the profession and helping you find solutions to the workplace challenges you face every day.

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