“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. 

2017 Progress Report: Putting Patients at the Core

As a valued partner in our quality improvement activities, we are pleased to share with you the Centers for Medicare & Medicaid Services’ (CMS) 2017 Quality Improvement Organization (QIO) Program Progress Report, which highlights how Quality Innovation Network-QIOs...

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Essentia Health-Fargo Builds Teach-Back Capacity

Effective communication is essential for the delivery of quality healthcare. Poor communication during hospitalization, and at the time of discharge, negatively impacts patient outcomes and patient satisfaction. Studies have shown the impact of teach-back in reducing...

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Rooks County Health Center Receives 2018 Sepsis Hero Award

Rooks County Health Center (RCH) in Plainville, Kansas will be accepting a 2018 Sepsis Hero award given out by the Sepsis Alliance, September 13, 2018, in New York City. Rooks County Health Center was nominated for the facility’s great work in improving sepsis...

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The Power of Community, Collaboration and Networking

Nebraska healthcare professionals have been privy to two exceptional learning opportunities earlier this month. Great Plains QIN - Nebraska hosted the 15th Annual Nebraska Healthcare Quality Forum on June 7 and the first Annual Nebraska Antimicrobial Stewardship...

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