California’s Hospital Quality Institute, a partnership between the California Hospital Association and the state’s three regional hospital associations, will receive the 2017 Dick Davidson Quality Milestone Award for Allied Association Leadership for its work to improve health care quality, AHA announced today. The New Jersey Hospital Association and Ohio Hospital Association were selected as honorable mentions for the 2017 award. “Every hospital and health system strives to get to zero errors for care delivered to patients,” said AHA President and CEO Rick Pollack. “California’s Hospital Quality Institute, Ohio, and New Jersey are examples for the hospital field on how to tackle quality issues in order to improve care. Following the successful models of others will lead to quality improvement for all.” The award, to be presented July 27 at the AHA Leadership Summit in San Diego, 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.