Recognizing and Valuing Healthcare Quality Professionals

Recognizing and Valuing Healthcare Quality Professionals

As healthcare quality professionals, we’ve always known that the role we play in improving outcomes and ensuring patient safety is valuable and significant. And with today’s current healthcare landscape, more and more people are recognizing our value and the contributions we make to the healthcare system, too. NAHQ is committed to ensuring that our profession continues to gain even greater recognition and that we, as healthcare quality professionals, are even more valued as essential players in the industry.

One of the ways NAHQ raises greater awareness for the profession is through Healthcare Quality Week (HQW), which takes place each year during the third full week of October. HQW 2019 is just a few days away: October 20-26.

Healthcare Quality Week Resources
We’ve provided resources online for you to download and use on your social platforms. Please tag NAHQ and use #HQW2019 in your posts. You’ll find us on:

Industry Insights Webinar 
And, we hope you’ll join us on October 23 from 1-2 pm CT for our Industry Insights webinar brought to you by Verge Health. You’ll hear from leaders at Tidelands Health about their journey toward high reliability, and we invite you to register today for this complimentary event. 

Share Your Healthcare Quality Experiences 
We also want to hear about your healthcare quality experiences. What is the most meaningful work you do? Is there a healthcare quality initiative that gives you great pride and what lessons could you share with your peers? How have you moved the healthcare quality needle in your organization? Or, why are you proud to be a healthcare quality professional? Tell us about your experiences so we can consider sharing them during Healthcare Quality Week. All healthcare quality professionals who tell us their story will be automatically entered into a random drawing, with one lucky winner receiving a complimentary live registration to NAHQ NEXT 2020 (airfare included) and one lucky winner receiving a complimentary virtual registration to NAHQ NEXT 2020. More information can be found here. We look forward to hearing from you! 

Showcase the Power of the CPHQ® 
If you hold the industry-standard certification, the CPHQ, we want to know and encourage you to wear your CPHQ pin during #HQW2019 and EVERY week! We will also hold a random drawing for CPHQs who share a photo of themselves during Healthcare Quality Week wearing their CPHQ pins on Facebook and Instagram, using #HQW2019 and #CPHQ. There are more than 12,000 CPHQs across the world. As we highlight the many faces of quality, we want to bring more awareness to the profession and the certification. Take pride in being a recognized expert in healthcare quality. For more information about how to participate, please read the rules here

Thank you for all you do as healthcare quality professionals! 

Yours truly, 

Sandra Jones, BSN MSM RN CPHQ CPHRM LNCC  
NAHQ President