Awards and Recognitions | NCAHQ

NCAHQ has been recognized in the past by NAHQ for excellence in education. To this day, NCAHQ continues its commitment to the values of lifelong learning and recognition of organizational and personal achievement in the field of quality.


Dr. Joan Wynn, Recipient of the 2017 NCAHQ Quality Professional Award

      Since 2008 Dr. Wynn has served as the Chief Quality and Patient Safety Officer with Vidant Health. Under Dr. Wynn’s leadership Vidant Health was awarded the 2013 John M. Eisenberg Patient Safety and Quality Award. In 2016, Vidant Medical Center achieved top quartile performance in Vizient academic medical centers ranking and 2 community hospitals ranked in the top decile.

      Dr. Wynn serves on the Board of the North Carolina Center for Hospital Quality and Patient Safety, completed a two year term as the Chair of the VHA Central Atlantic Performance Improvement Council of which she still currently serves, and served as a member of the 2014-2015 North Carolina Institute of Medicine Patient Family Engagement Task Force. In addition, she currently serves on HRET Technical Advisory Panel.

      Dr. Wynn was named to Becker’s Hospital Review 2014 List of 50 Experts Leading the Field of Patient Safety. She is certified as a professional in healthcare quality (CPHQ) and a member of the National Association of Healthcare Quality and North Carolina Association of Healthcare Quality.

      Dr. Wynn is often contacted to provide guidance to other organizations and medical offices on how to set up a quality structure, how to build a best practice patient/family advisor program, and how to build board literacy to enable the board to drive the health care quality agenda. She has been a presenter at many healthcare quality conferences and has published many healthcare quality articles in professional newsletters and journals   

2016 Recipients of NCAHQ Quality Professional Award include: Amy Bell, MSN, RNC-OB, NEA-BC, CPHQ - Quality Outcomes Specialist at Carolinas Healthcare System 


HQF Grant Programs

The Healthcare Quality Foundation (HQF) manages a comprehensive grant program that supports individual education. Donations raised throughout the year from individuals, states, and companies fund the HQF grant program.

Each May, the HQF team awards up to 15 individual grants to deserving applicants. Those grants include funds to attend the NAHQ Annual Educational Conference and other NAHQ educational programs or to pay for CPHQ certification examination or review costs.

Learn more about these grants at NAHQ.