National Quality Healthcare Award 


Award Criteria and Eligibility | Past Recipients 

Please note: The National Quality Healthcare Award cycle has been deferred until 2014. Details about the new award cycle, including submission dates and requirements, will be posted at a later date.

The National Quality Healthcare Award is presented by NQF annually to an outstanding, quality-driven healthcare organization. The award was created in 1993 by the National Committee for Quality Healthcare (NCQH) as the first award of its kind. The award moved to the NQF in 2006 as a result of NQF's merger with NCQH.

NQF congratulates the 2012 National Quality Healthcare Award recipient — Mountain States Health Alliance.

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The 2012 National Quality Healthcare Award is presented in partnership with Modern Healthcare.
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Why apply for the NQF National Quality Healthcare Award?

Be recognized as a "Quality Leader." The winning organization will receive professional recognition for achievement as a “quality leader” and will be honored at a gala reception hosted by NQF. The award recipient will be profiled in Modern Healthcare magazine and will have the opportunity to highlight the award in other industry- and consumer-oriented media and marketing materials.

Serve as a role model. The award will provide the winner an opportunity to serve as a role model to promote the system-level redesign and diffusion of best practices to others in the industry. The winning organization will be featured in a webinar providing an opportunity to share best practices and help create a body of knowledge that will be accessible to all healthcare executives to replicate in their organizations.

Organizations that are eligible for the award include those that provide direct patient care and publicly report performance data under voluntary or mandated reporting programs. Eligible organizations include integrated health systems, individual hospitals, hospital systems, multispecialty group practices, and chronic care programs. The term “health system” is used to refer to institutions of all sizes that were encouraged to apply.

The National Quality Healthcare Award is selected through a blinded review by a panel of jurors, using a uniform set of scoring criteria.

History


The National Quality Healthcare Award is presented by NQF annually to an outstanding, quality-driven healthcare organization. The award was created in 1993 by the National Committee for Quality Healthcare (NCQH) as the first award of its kind. The award moved to the NQF in 2006 as a result of NQF's merger with NCQH.

 

Contact Information 

For further award information, please call 202-783-1300.


 

2012 Award Recipient

Mountain States Health Alliance

2012 Eisenberg Award Recipients

Congratulations to:
  • Saul N. Weingart, MD, PhD - Individual Achievement
     
  • Kaiser Permanente - System Innovation: National
     
  • Memorial Hermann Healthcare System - System Innovation: National