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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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Last week, I had the distinct honor of speaking at the Iowa Hospital Association’s (IHA) Advancing Health Care: A Combined Conference for BHAI, IAHQ and IONL. Attendees included members of:…

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Last week, I had the distinct honor of speaking at the Iowa Hospital Association’s (IHA) Advancing Health Care: A Combined Conference for BHAI, IAHQ and IONL. Attendees included members of:…

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Recently, NAHQ hosted its first-ever ThinQ Tank, convening an esteemed group of diverse thought leaders, change makers and disruptors, representing providers, payors, policymakers, and broad viewpoints across the full healthcare…

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Patient Safety is one of the 8 domains in the NAHQ Healthcare Quality Competency Framework™ identified as critical to ensuring quality excellence…and healthcare excellence. Writing this column soon after Patient…

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Be a patient advocate

In last month’s column, I shared with you that my driving passion is patient advocacy and how quality & safety is critically important to the patient’s entire healthcare experience. This…

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Happy New Year! As I begin my term as NAHQ president, I am honored to serve with a distinguished and dedicated board of directors. I look forward to sharing my…

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Looking Back at 2023

It is hard for me to believe that we are approaching the end of 2023, and the conclusion of my term as President of the National Association for Healthcare Quality.…

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Press Releases

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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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Transforming healthcare quality and safety competencies, the relationship will allow access to scalable workforce development programs CHICAGO (February 15, 2021) – Today, the National Association for Healthcare Quality (NAHQ) and rule…

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CHICAGO and WASHINGTON, D.C. (February 9, 2021) – As quality improvement emerges as a distinct priority in the healthcare industry, the National Association for Healthcare Quality (NAHQ) and the George Washington University (GW) School of Medicine…

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Four Earn Top Honors for Their Contributions to the Profession CHICAGO (November 23, 2020) — Four healthcare quality professionals earned top honors from the National Association for Healthcare Quality (NAHQ) for their contributions…

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Industry-standard healthcare quality competency framework recognized for innovation, advancement of healthcare industry; builds upon recognition from 2017 CHICAGO (September 23, 2020) – The National Association for Healthcare Quality (NAHQ) is…

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Master of Health Administration students will prepare to achieve Certified Professional in Healthcare Quality® certification during capstone course CHICAGO & FT. WORTH, TX (September 21, 2020) – The University of North Texas Health Science Center…

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In the Media

Thought Leadership

In a recent episode of the Women in Healthcare podcast, NAHQ CEO Stephanie Mercado shares insights into her journey to leading NAHQ for more than a decade. She also describes…

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Thought Leadership

NAHQ CEO Stephanie Mercado was recently featured on the Association 4.0 podcast encouraging associations to focus on building strong communities where members can collaborate, exchange ideas, and support each other,…

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Thought Leadership

In this thought-provoking article, NAHQ CEO Stephanie Mercado, CAE, CHPQ and Robin Betts, Kaiser Foundation Health Plan and Hospitals Northern California VP of safety, quality and regulatory services, discuss the importance of…

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Thought Leadership

The road to improvement: How CHRISTUS Health upskilled quality teams + boosted patient outcomes The value of a quality department is reflected by its impact on quality and safety outcomes…

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Thought Leadership

Inspiring Women Podcast

Inspiring Women Podcast

NAHQ CEO Stephanie Mercado, CAE, CPHQ, spoke with Laurie McGraw in the latest Inspiring Women podcast. They discussed preparing the workforce with common language for quality and safety as well…

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Thought Leadership

February 2024 Modern Healthcare The time to standardize workforce competencies to improve healthcare quality & safety is now. In this timely Modern Healthcare article, NAHQ CEO Stephanie Mercado CAE, CPHQ…

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