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President's Message

Welcome to NCAHQ!

Message from the President 

We are nine months into such an unprecedented year that will forever be remembered for how quickly our lives changed (personally and professionally) and the establishment of the ‘new normal’. Despite all the healthcare and economic challenges, we as Healthcare Quality Professionals have bonded over the obstacles and have risen to the challenge to continue our vital and necessary work, even if conducted remotely.

Needless to say, 2020 is an interesting time to come in as a new President for NCAHQ! As many of us feel the financial and economic impact of the pandemic, the NCAHQ board has focused on providing a value to our members. With that in mind, I am pleased to announce that we (NCAHQ) have entered into a Tri-State Partnership with Arizona and Oregon’s HealthCare Quality Associations in an effort to offer more webinars and educational opportunities to our members. Our new NC/AZ/OR HealthCare Associations partnership will provide monthly webinars available to all three state organization members. Yes, that will be 12 webinars and at least 12 CPHQ hours in one year! We unofficially started in August with opening our NCAHQ August webinar to Oregon and Arizona members. Stay tune for information regarding the registration process for the upcoming September and October webinars conducted by Arizona and Oregon. We as a board ask for patience as we work through this new partnership and the logistical issues. As true Quality professionals, we are using this as a PDSA cycle!

As the President of the NCAHQ, I look forward to working with our Board of Directors as we work through these unprecedented times and build on the foundation set by our previous leaders. As a team, we will strive to continue providing value to our members and explore new manners in which to grow.

Thank you for allowing me the opportunity to serve you over the next year!

Ruth Pierce MBA, MHA, RN, CCRN, CPHQ

2020-2021 NCAHQ President