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NAHQ promotes the importance of healthcare quality and healthcare quality education. We advocate for building quality capacity through competency development among healthcare professionals, organizations, and higher education institutions to make healthcare better.  

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

Read on to see our most recent blog posts, press releases and media coverage. 

Blog Posts

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As we are approaching Thanksgiving in the United States, the ongoing stress and uncertainty of the pandemic is balanced by hopefulness that there is light at the end of the…

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Greetings fellow healthcare quality professionals! I’m writing to you this month having just participated, along with thousands of you, in the celebration of Healthcare Quality Week. Since 1985, NAHQ has…

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Fall has arrived, the night air is getting crisper, and I am feeling energized coming from a wonderful experience at NAHQ NEXT earlier this month. This was our second fully…

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Can you believe that summer is almost over? I was grateful to be able to travel again to see the loved ones I’ve missed so much.  I hope that you too were…

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Join Me at NAHQ NEXT

In less than two months, healthcare quality professionals from around the world will convene at NAHQ NEXT (Sept. 13-15), a fully virtual event for 2021. I am excited to hear…

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I hope you set aside some time for well-deserved rest and relaxation this summer. I also hope most of you are planning to set aside some “quality” time for this…

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Press Releases

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CHICAGO (October 6, 2021) — Six healthcare quality professionals earned top honors from the National Association for Healthcare Quality (NAHQ) for their contributions to the profession. NAHQ President Marian Savage,…

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NAHQ’s professional assessment of the healthcare quality workforce is the first major peer-reviewed look into healthcare quality workforce competencies and how they are implemented in workplace environments CHICAGO (September 1,…

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CHICAGO (June 21, 2021) — The National Association for Healthcare Quality® (NAHQ®), the only organization dedicated to healthcare quality professionals, has announced the addition of Edward (Ted) Donnelly, MHA BSN RN,…

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PHILADELPHIA (May 7, 2021) – Early in the COVID-19 pandemic, healthcare systems scrambled to modify patient care processes – particularly when it came to strategies aimed at reducing the risk…

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Healthcare professionals engaged in quality encouraged to join nearly 13,000 others worldwide in earning only accredited certification in healthcare quality CHICAGO (April 19, 2021) — The National Association for Healthcare Quality® (NAHQ) announced today it is offering healthcare…

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Marian Savage becomes President, Emmett Ervin elected President-Elect, Patricia Kirkpatrick elected as Secretary/Treasurer, Esther Emard named Director-at-Large and April Taylor becomes Healthcare Quality Certification Commission Chair CHICAGO (March 25, 2021)…

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In the Media

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Modern Healthcare

August 2021 Executive Insights Interview with Stephanie Mercado Workforce development is often an unrecognized and unmet need in healthcare organizations. Read More NAHQ Launches Groundbreaking Research on Why Competency Standardization…

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Thought Leadership

March 2021 Stephanie Mercado, David Nash, Eric Weaver, Michael Leavitt The key enabler for the future of the healthcare industry is workforce readiness to deliver on the promise of high…

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Thought Leadership

November 2020 Stephanie Mercado Healthcare will face a dire financial imperative to close the quality gap in the post-pandemic era. Read More NAHQ Issues New Report on Healthcare Quality Workforce…

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Leading a Quality Improvement Revolution

Race to Value Podcast

August 2020 Accountable Care Learning Collaborative at Western Governors University Join the conversation with NAHQ CEO Stephanie Mercado as she discusses how NAHQ is leading the quality revolution with its…

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Thought Leadership

January 2020 Stephanie Mercado Aligning healthcare employees on the same industry-standard quality competencies will prepare them to provide the uncompromising care and value that patients deserve. Read More NAHQ Launches…

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Thought Leadership

June 2019 Stephanie Mercado Enlightened healthcare organizations are moving upstream to focus on workforce competency development. Read More NAHQ Issues New Report on Healthcare Quality Workforce CHICAGO (May 2, 2019)…

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