Maintaining Quality in the time of COVID


Please join fellow Quality Leaders at ASHNHA’s 2020 Quality Learning Collaborative for an informational resource filled day. After our April in-person event was canceled, we moved some presentations to be virtual. We have planned for 1.5 hour sessions, on four days the week of August 24. August 26 is currently open as our ASHNHA Virtual Annual Conference will have a webinar that day which you should receive more information about at a later date. Once you register for these webinars, you will receive a Zoom link in a calendar invitation so you can join directly on the day of the event. It will be the same link for all four days. Feel free to sign up for all or one. 


Quality staff, Partnership for Patients Leads, Infection Preventionists, Mentors for Quality participants

Monday August 24, Zoom Webinar 11am -12:30pm

New Direction in Fall and Fall Injury Prevention – Dr. Pat Quigley

FAANP, Nurse Consultant, is grounded in practice, with a legacy of leadership in healthcare outcomes related to functional improvement, rehabilitation outcomes, and continuum of care. She is both a Clinical Nurse Specialist and a Nurse Practitioner in Rehabilitation. For over 40 years she has practiced in the field of rehabilitation nursing, 32.5 years with the Veterans Administration. She serves as patient safety expert for fall and injury reduction to multiple leading quality organizations.

Tuesday August 25, Zoom Webinar 11am -12:30pm

Practical Examples of Reducing Facility Acquired Infections

C-Diff Reduction – Jill Blazier, Central Peninsula Hospital
SSI Reduction – Jennifer Moore, Mat-Su Regoinal Medical Center

Wednesday August 26

ASHNHA Annual Conference 

ASHNHA Annual Conference  is a premier event that brings health care leaders together from across the state to engage on the latest issues affecting health care in Alaska. As we find ourselves in the midst of a global pandemic and on the brink of economic crisis, agility and perseverance hold true now, more than ever. As health care leaders, we must be agile and adapt to the unprecedented challenges before us. Therefore, in lieu of an in-person annual conference, ASHNHA cordially invites you to our virtual 2020 Speaker Series & Roundtable. In consideration of these extraordinary times, conference registration is free.

Thursday August 27, Zoom Webinar 11am -12:30pm

Providence Responds – Patricia Wade, Providence Alaska Medical Center

Mentors for Quality Poster Presentations
Poetry Slam/Social

Friday August 28, Zoom Webinar 11am -noon

Quality Reporting for Critical Access Hospitals

Flex Program Updates and MBQIP Quality Reporting
Tricia Franklin, State of Alaska & Erin Aklestad, Mountain-Pacific Quality Health