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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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Expanding Networks

I believe in the power of professional networks. I have cultivated mine to not only support my career but to give back to the healthcare quality community. With NAHQ becoming…

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Expanding Networks

I believe in the power of professional networks. I have cultivated mine to not only support my career but to give back to the healthcare quality community. With NAHQ becoming…

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The struggle is real. We are experiencing a significant shortage of healthcare workers. The crisis is particularly acute in nursing. The United States Bureau of Labor Statistics is projecting that…

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Passion for Quality

I have always been fascinated by the career journeys of healthcare quality professionals. I love hearing about when you were first bit by the quality bug and how quality is…

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Volunteering with NAHQ

“The best way to find yourself is to lose yourself in the service of others.”  Mahatma Gandhi April is National Volunteer Month in the United States. As the president of…

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During the pandemic, the first of the millennials turned 40. It’s hard to believe, but this purpose-driven, intentional generation is not only the majority of the healthcare workforce, but they…

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CHICAGO (March 15, 2022) – Today, the National Association for Healthcare Quality (NAHQ), the only organization dedicated to healthcare quality professionals, announced its partnership with the founders of the United…

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Press Releases

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National Association for Healthcare Quality Releases New Research on Value of Utilizing Improvement Methodologies for Healthcare Crisis Management  As leaders look to the future, further embedding quality improvement approaches in…

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NAHQ Names Vice President of Products, Programs, and Certification Jennifer Pitts takes on a new leadership role   CHICAGO (April 20, 2022) – As part of an ongoing commitment to…

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NAHQ welcomes new board members and re-energizes its governance structure CHICAGO (March 18, 2022) – The National Association for Healthcare Quality (NAHQ) has announced its new board members: Emmett T.…

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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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In the Media

June 2022 Stephanie Mercado Stephanie Mercado and David Nash co-wrote an article published by MedCity News on the need for executives to focus on developing the competencies of quality and safety…

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February 2022 Stephanie Mercado, NAHQ CEO, speaks with HealthLeaders Senior Clinical Care Editor, Christopher Cheney about NAHQ’s recent whitepaper – “Lessons Learned About Quality Management During the Pandemic”. Mercado emphasizes…

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January 2022 Take a look at the HealthLeaders’ list of its top clinical care stories from 2021 about COVID-19, which includes an article on adopting a crisis command culture featuring…

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Fridays with Fawn

Modern Healthcare

December 2021 Stephanie Mercado Mercado speaks with Modern Healthcare publisher Fawn Lopez in an episode of Fridays with Fawn about the experiences women leaders share in navigating a career in healthcare.…

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Achieving a 360-Degree Understanding of Quality

HealthLeaders

December 2021 Cathy Duquette and Stephanie Mercado The industry has tended to be so focused on what needs to be improved in healthcare, that we have not given enough attention to systemically addressing how these…

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November 2021 Patricia Kirkpatrick and Stephanie Mercado It is clear that one key to improving the future of the U.S. healthcare system lies in putting the patient at the center…

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