June Message from NAHQ Leadership

June Message from NAHQ Leadership

NAHQ is bringing quality training to nursing homes this summer: HQ Principles for Nursing Home Professionals!

NAHQ worked with the QIN-QIO to develop a training program for nursing home staff and executive coaching for nursing home administrators. More than 220 certificates of completion were granted to nursing home professionals in Illinois and Iowa through the pilot program.

In 2015, NAHQ was approached by a QIN-QIO to address a quality gap in nursing homes. They saw that nursing home staff had a passion for the patient care they provided, but lacked training and tools they needed to make meaningful and sustainable improvements. Meanwhile, new reporting requirements put in place by the Centers for Medicare & Medicaid Service made the improvement process mandatory. NAHQ worked with the QIN-QIO to develop a training program for nursing home staff and executive coaching for nursing home administrators.

Fast forward to 2017 and more than 220 certificates of completion were granted to nursing home professionals in Illinois and Iowa through the pilot program.

Data illustrates an average 27 percentage point increase between pre- and post-test scores. The participants shared that they have applied the knowledge they learned from the program into their daily practice. For example, now, they look at making system improvements rather than individual improvements and, they involve all facility staff in the performance improvement plan process. In addition, more than 80% noted that they would recommend the program to others.

And beginning in July, NAHQ will open much of the program to members and customers!

Tell your peers about NAHQ’s newest offering: HQ Principles for Nursing Home Professionals.

Watch the webinar replay to learn more about the program. Forward the video to your peers. And, contact NAHQ at This email address is being protected from spambots. You need JavaScript enabled to view it. or 800.966.9392 to learn how HQ Principles for Nursing Home Professionals can help you improve quality in your organization.

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Nancy Curdy, MSN MS-HQPS RN CPHQ CPPS
NAHQ President

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