The North Dakota
Critical Access Hospital (CAH) Quality Network was
established in 2007 through the voluntary work of CAHs
throughout the state of North Dakota. An executive
committee of CAHs 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
The Network serves as a common place for North Dakota's
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.
The mission of the Network is to support ongoing
performance improvement of North Dakota's CAHs.
Network is supported through the Medicare Rural Hospital Flexibility Program (Flex) and administered by the
Center for Rural Health at the University of North Dakota School of Medicine & Health Sciences.