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Quality & Safety

Nebraska is home to healthy communities where hospitals are known as leaders of quality initiatives. Health care sets the standard for service excellence and Nebraska’s hospitals foster innovation. Working from this set of shared values, health care has come to be the industry of choice in the state. Nebraskans are assured access to health care; there is full coverage and a fair payment system in place.

To help Nebraska’s hospitals achieve the goal of being leaders in quality, we will be sharing with you some of the initiatives that are taking place right now in Nebraska. The NHA will bring you an innovative, reproducible model of a health care quality initiative.

The Nebraska Hospital Association has again partnered with AHA’s HRET and 31 other states to form a HIIN.  Currently, 61 Nebraska hospitals have signed a commitment letter. If you have not yet committed and would like more information about this important work, please contact Margaret Woeppel.

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The NHA Is pleased to collaborate with several organizations who increase best practices to achieve quality and safety for the citizens of Nebraska. One such organization is:

Nebraska Perinatal Improvement Collaborative (NPQIC)

Visit Nebraska Perinatal Quality Improvement Collaborative (NPQIC) and learn about their activities. The NPQIC seeks to improve the delivery of and access to evidence-based health care for all Nebraska mothers and newborns by engaging all stakeholders statewide; identifying opportunities to optimize measurable perinatal outcomes and implement initiatives for a sustained improvement; reducing the impact of premature birth statewide; and by being good stewards of the financial resources committed to the organization and allocating their resources across the entire state of Nebraska to achieve the best possible outcomes.

Contact the NHA Quality Team

Margaret Woeppel, MSN, RN, CPHQ, FACHE - Vice President, Quality & Data

Dana Steiner, BSN, MBA - HQIC Quality & Performance Improvement Director

Amber Kavan, BSN, RN - HQIC Quality & Performance Improvement Advisor