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CAHQ Healthcare Quality Award

CAHQ Healthcare Quality Award

A Leader Committed to Improving Organizational Performance”

Our Healthcare Quality Award is given to a CAHQ member who has developed and been actively involved in a performance improvement project, program or initiative which has demonstrated improved organizational performance for stakeholders. Candidates may be self-nominated or nominated by a CAHQ member.

Eligibility Criteria

Eligible candidates will be CAHQ members who have actively participated in the creation and implementation of an individual performance improvement project, program, or initiative from its inception to completion.  The project must be data driven having demonstrated the improvement of an organization’s performance and have had a direct effect on the quality of healthcare for a defined group of patients or population and foster innovation across natural groups building alliance.

The project must have been completed during the calendar year (January–December) before the year of the nomination.

Members of the Board of CAHQ are ineligible for the award during their term of service.


The recipient receives complimentary registration to the annual CAHQ Spring Educational Conference and will be recognized in front of their colleagues in attendance.


(All of the requirements listed below must be clearly evidenced in the nominee’s application)

  • CAHQ member for at least two (2) years.
  • One (1) support letter from a member of the nominee’s organizational leadership or the nominee’s immediate supervisor (a senior leader such as a chief executive officer, chief quality officer, or chief nursing officer) must accompany the nomination. The letter should confirm that the nominee was an active participant in the project and was instrumental in its success.
  • One (1) support letter from a professional colleague involved in the project must accompany the nomination.
  • The application may not exceed ten (10) pages, including cover sheet, nomination, deployment process, and award information, as well as charts, graphs, or quality tools for analysis and display purposes.   Letters of support are not included in the ten (10) page application limit.

**Note: The Nominee must submit two (2) letters in support of his/her application: one from nominee’s organizational leadership and one from a professional colleague.  The letters should clearly identify support for the requirements for the award.

Please submit one copy of the application form along with the attachments outlined above.

Download the Application here: Official Application

Submit application to CAHQ:  Bo Blount at:   

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