North Dakota CAH Quality Network

The North Dakota Critical Access Hospital Quality Network was established in 2008 through the voluntary work of critical access hospitals throughout the state of North Dakota. An executive committee of critical access hospital representatives serve as a decision making body and provide leadership to the members and oversight of the coordinators' efforts. A stakeholder committee, represented by statewide partner organizations, provides feedback and a link to increase communication.

The Network serves as a common place for North Dakota’s critical access hospitals (CAHs) to share best practices, tools, and resources related to providing quality of care. The Network supports quality improvement activities of the Network members and assists them with the Medicare Conditions of Participation. A goal of the Network is to improve information sharing and networking at the regional and state level among tertiary facilities and stakeholders to prevent duplication of efforts.

Mission Statement

The mission of the Network is to support ongoing performance improvement of North Dakota's Critical Access Hospitals.

Funding

Partnership for Patients logoThe Network is primarily supported through The Medicare Rural Hospital Flexibility Program (Flex) administered by the UND Center for Rural Health, School of Medicine and Health Sciences. Other funding includes:

  • 2010-2013 - HRSA Small Health Care Provider Quality Improvement grant administered by Nelson County Health System, McVille, ND.
  • 2010-2012 - Subcontract through the ND Department of Health, Heart Diseases & Stroke Prevention Program.

Most Recent Publications

Most Recent Presentations

  • North Dakota Flex Program & CAH Quality Network Update
    Presented by Ward, J. & Fossum, D. on Jun 05, 2013 at the Critical Access Hospital Pre-Conference, Mandan, ND
    Provides education regarding the North Dakota Medicare Rural Hospital Flexibility (Flex) Program by describing the Flex Program core areas and how they support North Dakota Critical Access Hospitals. Also outlines 2013 North Dakota CAH Quality Network activities.
  • Flex and SHIP Funding Focus
    Presented by Gibbens, B., & Ward, J. on Oct 08, 2012 at the North Dakota Critical Access Hospital Quality Network Annual Meeting, Bismarck, North Dakota
  • CART/EMR Presentation
    Presented by Schulz, M., RN on Oct 08, 2012 at the North Dakota Critical Access Hospital Quality Network Annual Meeting, Bismarck, North Dakota
  • North Dakota Health Care Review, Inc. 2012 Quality Update
    Presented by Roland, J., RN, BSN, CPHQ on Oct 08, 2012 at the North Dakota Critical Access Hospital Quality Network Annual Meeting, Bismarck, North Dakota
  • Top Deficiencies in Critical Access Hospitals
    Presented by Weidner, B., BS on Oct 08, 2012 at the North Dakota Critical Access Hospital Quality Network Annual Meeting, Bismarck, North Dakota

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