Quality & Patient Safety

ASHNHA embraces the global goal of improving quality and patient safety throughout Alaska. In order to achieve this goal, ASHNHA supports building the capacity for improvement work through the development of the culture of safety, by providing education and tools associated with leading practices, and by addressing issues related to workforce instability.

ASHNHA’s two main quality initiatives are the Medicare Rural Hospital Flexibility Program (FLEX) in collaboration with State of Alaska Department of Health and Social Services, and Partnership for Patients in collaboration with the Washington State Hospital Association. These programs assist ASHNHA to actively support member hospital and long-term care facilities in the important work of providing the best, safest care to patients in Alaska.

Please follow the links below to learn more about quality and patient safety initiatives throughout our state including many resources.