Gov. Asa Hutchinson presents a proclamation naming October 18 – 24, Healthcare Quality Week, to AAHQ board members, Lynnette Jack, Sandy Grinder and Connie Taylor.

Representatives of the Arkansas Association for Healthcare Quality (AAHQ) recently had the opportunity to visit with Gov. Asa Hutchinson to talk about AAHQ’s role in educating and promoting healthcare quality in Arkansas as well as the Governor’s new Healthy Active Arkansas initiative. During their visit, Gov. Hutchinson presented Connie Taylor (President), Sandy Grinder (Past President) and Lynnette Jack with a proclamation officially declaring October 18 – 24 as Healthcare Quality Week in Arkansas.

As healthcare organizations nationwide are celebrating National Healthcare Quality Week 2015, AAHQ is gearing up for its upcoming annual meeting and educational conference set for Friday, November 13 in Little Rock. The agenda for the conference, themed Transitions of Care: Engaging Patients and Families, will incorporate opportunities for networking in between presentations by healthcare quality professionals including the following:

Cheri Lattimer, BSN RN
CEO, Consulting Management Innovators
Little Rock, Ark. 

Melissa Thomason, BS
Patient & Family Advisor, Vidant Health 
Eastern North Carolina

Dayna Jornsay-Hester, M.Ed.
Organizational Development Consultant, PFCC Innovation Center 
Pittsburgh, Pa. 

For more details and to register for AAHQ’s 2015 Fall Educational Conference before the November 1 deadline, click here.