AHA Quest for Quality Prize

The 2020 application process is now open!

The $75,000 Quest for Quality Prize is presented annually to recognize health care leadership and innovation in providing and improving quality and advancing health in communities.

Who Should Apply

Hospitals and health systems committed to advancing health by

  • Providing access to exceptional quality, safe and patient- and family-centered care that promotes individual and community well-being
  • Partnering with other community organizations and agencies to improve the health status of their communities
  • Developing new models of care, services, and collaboration
  • Partnering with patients and families to design the patient care experience and engage them fully in their health

Quest for Quality Honorees inspire other hospitals and systems with the story of their journey, their accomplishments, and their aspirations.

Readiness

How do you know if your organization is “ready” to apply?

The quest for quality is a journey without end; you should apply if your organization is striving to achieve the five commitments to

  • Access: Access to affordable, equitable health, behavioral and social services
  • Health: Focus on holistic well-being in partnership with community resources
  • Innovation: Seamless care propelled by teams, technology, innovation and data
  • Affordability: The best care that adds value to lives
  • Individual as Partner: Recognize the diversity of individuals and serve as partners in their health

Hospitals and systems tells us that going through the application process was valuable in and of itself — it led to amazing discoveries about their own organization, their dedicated teams, and their best practices and innovation.

In 2020, the Quest for Quality Prize will recognize up to five organizations:

  • $75,000 Winner
  • Up to two $12,500 Finalists
  • Up to four Citations of Merit

We look forward to receiving your application and encourage you to contact Dave Parlin directly if you have any questions throughout the process (dparlin@aha.org; 312/422-2749). Applications submission deadline is September 30, 2019.


Quest for Quality 2018 Honorees

2018 Winner Northwell Health Shares Their Quest for Quality Journey


2018 Finalists

Aurora Health Care


Anne Arundel Medical Center


Past Honorees

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