QUALITY 
COLLABORATIVES

ASHNHA members focus on statewide improvement, working together to share expertise, best practices and learn from each other with the goal of reducing patient harm. ASHNHA believes hospitals and nursing homes are stronger together and we seek to bring our members together all year to network, learn and unite.

Alaska Antimicrobial Stewardship Collaborative

The Alaska Antimicrobial Stewardship Collaborative is an active partnership of acute care and long-term care hospitals dedicated to developing innovative strategies to ensure appropriate antibiotic use. A2SC’s goal is a simple one: all patients in Alaska will receive the right antibiotic at the right time and only when necessary. Together we will accelerate positive changes to achieve this critical goal.

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Alaska Perinatal Quality Collaboration (AKPQC) 

The Alaska Perinatal Quality Collaborative (AKPQC) has been established to promote high-quality maternal and newborn care across Alaska. Perinatal Quality Collaboratives exist in most states and are structured and function based on the needs of the population. Alaska has a relatively small population, finite financial resources, great geographical distances, costly transports, unpredictable weather, scarcity of specialized care, high hospital staff turnover, and competing health business entities. This backdrop necessitates strong collaborative efforts to optimize perinatal care. The State of Alaska, Department of Health and Social Services, Division of Public Health, Section of Women’s, Children’s and Family Health (WCFH) is the administrative partner to the Alaska Perinatal Quality Collaborative.

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Mentors for Quality (M4Q)

ASHNHA recognizes the value of developing peer-to-peer networks between hospitals to improve care for Alaskans. The Mentors for Quality Program concept derived from the need to provide a platform for hospital-to-hospital learning and sharing in order to accelerate the implementation of best practices at every level, from the front-line to leadership.

 

At the heart of it, mentoring is simply a partnership between someone with vast experience and someone who wants to learn more in order to better achieve professional goals. With that basic idea, the Mentors for Quality program formalizes the mentoring relationship by providing structure and assisting pairs to implement specific improvement projects at their facilities.

For more information, contact Debbie.