The Missouri Hospital Association will receive the 2018 Dick Davidson Quality Milestone Award for Allied Association Leadership for its work to improve health care quality, AHA announced today. The Ohio Hospital Association was selected for honorable mention for the 2018 award. “America’s hospitals and health systems are deeply committed to improving the safety of care for the patients and communities we proudly serve each day,” said AHA President and CEO Rick Pollack. “Missouri and Ohio are enabling their members to transform care in their states. Learning from the success of others will allow the entire field to improve and will help elevate care that will benefit all patients and communities.” The award, to be presented July 26 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.