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.

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. 

Relieving Stress on the Body’s Waste Management System

Relieving Stress on the Body’s Waste Management System

Forgetting to take out the trash and dealing with the odor for an extra week, especially during the hot summer months, is never pleasant.  Still, it is temporary, and the minor oversight increases our appreciation for waste management. In the body, the waste...

The Power of Connections: 2019 Nebraska Healthcare Quality Forum

The Power of Connections: 2019 Nebraska Healthcare Quality Forum

Great Plains Quality Innovation Network – Nebraska hosted the 16th Annual Nebraska Healthcare Quality Forum on June 6, 2019 in La Vista. While the majority of the attendees were from Nebraska, healthcare professionals from neighboring states, including Iowa, Kansas,...

Ripple Effect of Dementia Training Started in Highmore, SD

Ripple Effect of Dementia Training Started in Highmore, SD

The passion of one person can truly have an impact. A director of nursing in a small town in South Dakota saw a need to improve dementia care and her efforts led to a statewide training spanning three communities and reaching almost 300 healthcare professionals....

Norfolk Area Sepsis Community Action Team (SCAT)

Norfolk Area Sepsis Community Action Team (SCAT)

In August 2018, members of the Great Plains Quality Innovation Network (GPQIN) Nebraska team began meeting monthly with healthcare representatives from the Norfolk community to bring forward each organization's efforts related to sepsis. Self-named the Norfolk Area...

11th Annual Summit on Quality – A Huge Success!

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

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

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...