The Missouri Hospital Association today received the 2018 Dick Davidson Quality Milestone Award for Allied Association Leadership for its work to improve health care quality. The Ohio Hospital Association was recognized for honorable mention. "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 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 information, see the AHA news release.