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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.


Recipient of the 2024 NCAHQ Quality Professional Award

Jennifer Frazer MHA, BSN, RN, CPHQ 


In Recognition of Significant Professional Contributions, Dedication, Passion and Enthusiasm

in Leading and Improving the Quality of Healthcare 


Past Recipients of the NCAHQ Quality Professional Award:


2023: Tina Schoen, MBA, BSN, RN, NEA-BC, CPHQ, FACHE - Quality Director for Performance Improvement with Atrium Health, now part of Advocate Health. Charlotte, NC. 

2020: Josephine Malfitano, DNP, MBA, RN, FNP-C, NE-BC, CPHQ -  AVP Performance Improvement & Accreditation and Emergency Department, Onslow Memorial Hospital 

2019: Alyson Flood, RN, BSN, CPHQ - Clinical Analyst, Novant Health Presbyterian Medical Center, Charlotte, NC. 

2018: Carol Benge, RN, BS, CPHQ - Quality and Organizational Excellence leader for the Nursing Quality and Research Department at the University of North Carolina Hospitals in Chapel Hill, NC.

2017 Dr. Joan Wynn - Chief Quality and Patient Safety Officer with Vidant Health. 

2016  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.