NAHQ Advances Healthcare Quality

Interviews and Speaking Engagements

We are spreading the word about the important work our members and their organizations are doing to improve healthcare quality for all.

If you would like to interview a member of the NAHQ leadership team or have a NAHQ leader speak at your event:

Modern Healthcare Highlights NAHQ Workforce Report

NAHQ CEO Stephanie Mercado is interviewed by Mari Devereaux, Modern Healthcare’s safety and quality reporter, in an article that features the results of NAHQ’s groundbreaking workforce report, “a nationwide assessment published this month of more than 2,500 healthcare professionals…NAHQ discovered that workers generally perform fewer activities, at a less advanced level, in the areas of health data analytics, professional engagement, and quality review and accountability when compared to other domains.”

Thought Leadership

Thought Leadership

In a recent episode of the Women in Healthcare podcast, NAHQ CEO Stephanie Mercado shares insights into her journey to leading NAHQ for more than a decade. She also describes…

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Thought Leadership

NAHQ CEO Stephanie Mercado was recently featured on the Association 4.0 podcast encouraging associations to focus on building strong communities where members can collaborate, exchange ideas, and support each other,…

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Thought Leadership

In this thought-provoking article, NAHQ CEO Stephanie Mercado, CAE, CHPQ and Robin Betts, Kaiser Foundation Health Plan and Hospitals Northern California VP of safety, quality and regulatory services, discuss the importance of…

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Thought Leadership

The road to improvement: How CHRISTUS Health upskilled quality teams + boosted patient outcomes The value of a quality department is reflected by its impact on quality and safety outcomes…

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Inspiring Women Podcast

Inspiring Women Podcast

NAHQ CEO Stephanie Mercado, CAE, CPHQ, spoke with Laurie McGraw in the latest Inspiring Women podcast. They discussed preparing the workforce with common language for quality and safety as well…

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Thought Leadership

February 2024 Modern Healthcare The time to standardize workforce competencies to improve healthcare quality & safety is now. In this timely Modern Healthcare article, NAHQ CEO Stephanie Mercado CAE, CPHQ…

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Press Releases

Press Releases

Jessica Juozapavich Appointed as Chief Financial & Operations Officer, Stacey Rubin Promoted to Senior Vice President, Marketing & Membership CHICAGO (May 15, 2024) – The National Association for Healthcare Quality®…

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Press Releases

NAHQ welcomes new board leadership CHICAGO (April 8, 2024) – The National Association for Healthcare Quality® (NAHQ) has announced its new board members and leadership positions: Patricia Resnik, MJ, MBA, RRT, FACHE,…

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The Prestigious Award Honors the Most Influential and Impactful Leaders in the Healthcare Industry CHICAGO (Dec. 4, 2023) – The National Association for Healthcare Quality® (NAHQ) proudly announced today that Stephanie…

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National Association for Healthcare Quality Celebrates Growing Profession and Discipline with Special Events During Healthcare Quality Week Oct. 15-21 Exclusive Screening of Award-Winning HBO Documentary BLEED OUT to be Featured Among…

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The quality-driven health system has committed to NAHQ’s Workforce Accelerator® solution for healthcare quality and safety advancement. CHICAGO (Aug. 17, 2023) – The National Association for Healthcare Quality® (NAHQ) is…

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Press Releases

CHICAGO (May 31, 2023)—The National Association for Healthcare Quality® (NAHQ) has been invited to share its insights on improving healthcare quality and safety through the workforce at the 2023 thINc360…

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Blog

Last week, I had the distinct honor of speaking at the Iowa Hospital Association’s (IHA) Advancing Health Care: A Combined Conference for BHAI, IAHQ and IONL. Attendees included members of:…

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Recently, NAHQ hosted its first-ever ThinQ Tank, convening an esteemed group of diverse thought leaders, change makers and disruptors, representing providers, payors, policymakers, and broad viewpoints across the full healthcare…

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Patient Safety is one of the 8 domains in the NAHQ Healthcare Quality Competency Framework™ identified as critical to ensuring quality excellence…and healthcare excellence. Writing this column soon after Patient…

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Be a patient advocate

In last month’s column, I shared with you that my driving passion is patient advocacy and how quality & safety is critically important to the patient’s entire healthcare experience. This…

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Happy New Year! As I begin my term as NAHQ president, I am honored to serve with a distinguished and dedicated board of directors. I look forward to sharing my…

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Looking Back at 2023

It is hard for me to believe that we are approaching the end of 2023, and the conclusion of my term as President of the National Association for Healthcare Quality.…

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