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Quality & Safety

The Nebraska Hospital Association Quality Team serves as a leading provider of quality improvement and patient safety resources for member hospitals in our state. Our team focuses on improving patient outcomes, creating safe and efficient processes, collaborating with synergistic partners, and developing the health care workforce to ensure high-quality care and value throughout the health care ecosystem. Through the NHA quality work, Nebraska partner hospitals and health systems work continuously to improve the care provided to patients and communities. 

The NHA Quality team aims to help members achieve institutional culture changes that support safe, high-quality, patient-centered care while assisting with the implementation of successful and sustainable safety initiatives that improve clinical outcomes and operating efficiencies by reducing cost and waste. 

Specific Offerings:

·         In-Person Quality Conferences

·         Virtual Topic-Specific Learning Cohorts

·         One-on-one education, training and orientation for quality leaders

·         Quality Project Management

·         Quality Consulting / interim quality positions


Quality is never an accident; it is always the result of high intention, sincere effort, intelligent direction and skillful execution; it represents the wise choice of many alternatives.” ~William A. Foster

Contact the NHA Quality Team

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

Dana Steiner, BSN, MBA, CPHQ - Quality & Performance Improvement Senior Director

Amber Kavan, BSN, RN, CPHQ - Quality & Performance Improvement Director

Matt Lentz, RN, MSN - Quality Consultant