“Alone we can do so little; together we can do so much.” – Helen Keller

Thank you to the healthcare providers, stakeholders, advisory council members and dedicated partners who made the commitment to join our quality journey. Our team comes to work each day to improve patient safety, reduce patient harm and improve clinical care in our communities. We recommend best practices, teach quality improvement and offer updates on timeliness and reporting requirements with the sole purpose of improving patient care and outcomes.

At the completion of year 4 as the regional Quality Innovation Network, we are pleased and excited about the progress made. Access our Impact Statement [September 2018], which highlights areas of achievement in many of our areas of focus. In addition, we have created a sample of successes highlighting the work of our partnering providers.

Our success is dependent on our partners. We are extremely grateful for your partnership, dedication and drive for excellence. The contributions from your organization and colleagues make a positive impact on the health of our communities. 

11th Annual Summit on Quality – A Huge Success!

  The 11th annual Summit on Quality was held on May 10, 2019 at the Hyatt Regency in Wichita, Kansas. The Summit is a quality improvement educational event drawing healthcare leaders from across Kansas; this years' Summit boasted a record number of attendees....

Strong Beyond the Call: Recognizing the Value of EMS Professionals

Residents of rural and frontier areas rely on local Emergency Medical Services (EMS) professionals and volunteers to provide life-saving care when time is of the essence. These first responders become the faces and voices for those in healthcare crisis. In addition...

Bringing Joy through Music to South Dakota Nursing Facility Residents

Several residents at Platte Health Care Avera are enjoying the benefits of individualized music playlists thanks to the Music & Memory ® South Dakota program. The program can assist in many areas including decreased use of anti-psychotic medications and depression...

Connecting the Dots: Antibiotics, Immunizations and Sepsis

  How are immunizations, antibiotics and sepsis related and how might this impact you? Dr. Steven Q. Simpson, Dr. Trevor Van Schooneveld and Dr. Archana Chatterjee discussed the connection of these topics and identified the provider community's role in educating...

A Passion for Prevention: Contributor to Success

We had the privilege of having a conversation with Dr. Susan Newman, a Lead Physician with the Grand Island Clinic, earlier this week on her efforts to improve hypertension rates among her patients. Over a one year time span, Dr. Newman has had an increase of 6...

Moving Quality Concepts into Patient-Centered Practice

Great Plains Quality Innovation Network – Nebraska hosted an action-oriented/peer-led conference on how pre-visit planning, chronic care management and care coordination can strengthen partnerships between providers and patients. The events were held in North Platte...