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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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Over the past year, you have tirelessly combatted the effects of the pandemic in your local communities, and you have told us how critical the Competency Framework has been in…

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NAHQ finds inspiration in the heroic work healthcare professionals pursue every day. It renews the commitment to our members and the healthcare community at large, empowering us to provide impactful…

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Georgetown University and NAHQ recognize a coordinated, competent workforce begins in the classroom. The two entities have collaborated to hardwire content aligned with NAHQ’s Healthcare Quality Competency Framework into Georgetown’s…

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It is hard to believe it has been nearly one year since COVID-19 upended our sense of normalcy. But it is not hard to believe how healthcare professionals focused on quality have stepped up, shared their expertise and…

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Gratitude and Reflection

This time of year, I always want to take the time to reflect on all that I am thankful for: my family, my health, my colleagues, and the NAHQ community.…

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As the emcee for much of our NAHQ NEXT annual conference, I have been in catch-up mode in recent weeks, absorbing on-demand content I missed during that busy week and…

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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

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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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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