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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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I think of November as a month focused on gratitude, given the Thanksgiving season. It has me reflecting on all that has been accomplished as this year comes to an…

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I think of November as a month focused on gratitude, given the Thanksgiving season. It has me reflecting on all that has been accomplished as this year comes to an…

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Please join me in celebrating Healthcare Quality Week, the third week of October since 1985. This week is a time to recognize the important impact being made by those working…

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Reflecting on NAHQ next 2023

The day I returned to my organization following the annual conference NAHQ next, I took several actions in new ways based on the information I learned! The annual conference of…

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As the pace and intensity of healthcare delivery continue to escalate, I find myself continuously stretching to find the time to accomplish all that I know to be important. Yet…

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Today’s post-pandemic healthcare environments are replete with executive leadership transitions, and often several in an organization. New leaders commonly create new roles, organizational structures, strategy and priorities. Reporting relationships change,…

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In our daily work, we are striving to provide reliable, higher-quality, safer healthcare across the care continuum. It can be a challenge to add multiple professional development programs into an…

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Press Releases

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NAHQ Welcomes Vice President of Marketing and Membership NAHQ has announced the addition of Stacey Rubin to its executive team as vice president of its marketing and membership function.  …

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NAHQ CEO Recognized as One of Modern Healthcare’s Top Women Leaders CHICAGO (February 20, 2023) – The National Association for Healthcare Quality® (NAHQ) announced today that Stephanie Mercado, CAE, CPHQ,…

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NAHQ ATO Program Aligns International CPHQ Preparation CHICAGO (January 23, 2023) – The National Association for Healthcare Quality® (NAHQ) offers the healthcare industry the only accredited certification in healthcare quality,…

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NAHQ Welcomes Senior Vice President of Organizational Workforce Solutions CHICAGO (December 1, 2022) – The National Association for Healthcare Quality® (NAHQ) has announced the addition of Richard J. Bobos to…

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NAHQ 2022 Awards Recognize Healthcare Quality Professionals CHICAGO (November 10, 2022) – Four healthcare quality professionals were honored at the National Association for Healthcare Quality’s® (NAHQ) virtual conference, NAHQ Next.…

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Health Systems Collaborate with NAHQ to Standardize Competencies Three quality-driven organizations adopt NAHQ’s standard framework workforce solution for quality and safety.   CHICAGO (November 9, 2022) – Standardizing competencies across…

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In the Media

Thought Leadership

The intersection of quality and finance, with Rick Gundling and Stephanie Mercado

Healthcare Financial Management Association

September 2023 HFMA HFMA’s Rick Gundling and Stephanie Mercado from the National Association for Healthcare Quality discuss how all entities within a healthcare organization can work for better quality. LISTEN…

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Thought Leadership

A blind spot in healthcare quality work

Becker's Hospital Review

September 2023 Becker’s Clinical Leadership Read NAHQ CEO Stephanie Mercado and NAHQ Board Member Anthony Warmuth highlight the NAHQ benchmarking tool with Erica Carbajal at Becker’s. READ NOW    …

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Thought Leadership

Achieving next-level quality improvement in skilled nursing facilities

McKnights Long-Term Care News

August 2023 McKnights Long-Term Care News Want to improve quality and safety at long-term care facilities? Read NAHQ CEO Stephanie Mercado and Lenard Parisi’s latest guest contribution to McKnights Long…

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Thought Leadership

June 2023 Patient Safety & Quality Healthcare On episode 81 of Patient Safety & Quality Healthcare: The Podcast, Stephanie Mercado, CEO and Executive Director of the National Association of Healthcare…

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Thought Leadership

June 2023 Becker’s Hospital Review Focus on what the future holds by listening to NAHQ CEO, Stephanie Mercado, and Scott Becker as they discuss what’s exciting them at NAHQ. Among…

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Thought Leadership

June 2023 Modern Healthcare Industry leading publication Modern Healthcare has just dropped a great article making the business case for quality. John Chomeau, strategic advisor to NAHQ and other experts weigh in…

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