This week is Healthcare Quality Week.

Compass recognizes that healthcare quality professionals serve important roles in improving efficiencies and maximizing an organization’s output, all while maintaining a culture that establishes safe, quality care. While their work is critical, healthcare quality professionals sometimes go unnoticed because they often work behind the scenes — and that’s why this week is so important.

About Healthcare Quality Week

Healthcare Quality Week takes place October 15-21, 2017.

The National Association for Healthcare Quality (NAHQ) is leading efforts to bring great recognition for the impactful contributions these professionals make across the country and the world. Healthcare Quality Week (HQW) is designed to celebrate healthcare quality professionals and to show appreciation for their good work.

NAHQ President Nancy Curdy, says:

“Healthcare quality professionals are invaluable to the success of an organization, and they are continually looking for the next improvement opportunity. In the fast-moving and complex healthcare environment that we work in, it’s essential to have trained and qualified professionals, specifically focused on systems and processes and methods of measuring, analyzing, and improving them to achieve best outcomes.”

How to Get Involved

Visit NAHQ’s website to read more about the history of Celebrating Healthcare Quality Week. You can download the Healthcare Quality Week poster for display in your organization.

NAHQ has developed a number of resources for organizations and individuals to join the effort in raising awareness for healthcare quality professionals and their impact in advancing healthcare quality in their organizations. Here are some ways you can participate:

  • Recognize colleagues and team members who have the Certified Professional in Healthcare Quality (CPHQ) credential
  • Change your Facebook cover photo and profile photo to promote HQW.
  • Post updates and discussions on your social channels. Be sure to use the hashtag #HQW2017.

Visit NAHQ’s website to read about further options to participate in Celebrating Healthcare Quality Week.

About the National Association for Healthcare Quality

The National Association for Healthcare Quality (NAHQ) works to prepare a coordinated, competent workforce to advance the profession of healthcare quality. NAHQ defines the standards of the profession, teaches those standards, and certifies the professionals that meet them.

“NAHQ is committed to providing healthcare quality professionals with content, resources, and networks that will help them lead quality efforts in their organizations,” explains Stephanie Mercado, CAE, NAHQ CEO and executive director. “Whether new to the profession or an experienced leader, NAHQ serves as the professional home for healthcare quality professionals at every stage of their career.