The Minnesota Hospital Association will receive the 2015 Dick Davidson Quality Milestone Award for Allied Association Leadership for its work to improve health care quality, AHA announced today. The Hospital and Healthsystem Association of Pennsylvania was selected as an honorable mention for the 2015 award. “Providing quality care and keeping patients safe is paramount for all hospitals,” said AHA President and CEO Rich Umbdenstock. “The leadership shown by the Minnesota and Pennsylvania state hospital associations and their members should be emulated by all hospitals and health systems as they strive to provide quality care and improve patient safety.” The award will be presented July 23 at the Health Forum-AHA Leadership Summit in San Francisco. It is named for AHA President Emeritus Dick Davidson, who strongly promoted the role of hospital associations in leading quality improvement during his tenure at AHA and as president of the Maryland Hospital Association. For more on the recipients’ quality achievements, see the AHA news release.