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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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Earning an online master’s degree from the George Washington University (GW) School of Medicine and Health Sciences (SMHS) might be one of the best ways to advance your career. Leadership…

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Earning an online master’s degree from the George Washington University (GW) School of Medicine and Health Sciences (SMHS) might be one of the best ways to advance your career. Leadership…

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To say that 2021 has been another challenging year is an understatement. Even with COVID-19 vaccines widely available in the United States, the Delta variant surged state-to-state, from the Southeast…

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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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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

Thought Leadership

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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Unleash the Potential of Your Quality Workforce

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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