President's Message - 2018


Healthcare continues to be a topic of concern for many individuals in Arizona and across the United States.  Changes in both the private and public sectors will persist, ensuring the need to respond to market developments in the coming days.  Within this often uncertain environment is the need for quality outcomes for all users of healthcare services.  But this alone will not meet the needs of our population.  Healthcare providers must also deliver quality in patient satisfaction at the lowest possible per capita cost. 

The Association for Healthcare Quality of Arizona is committed to providing our members with access to the latest education and resources on our scientific approach to quality.  The Board members are hard at work in planning educational conferences for 2018 to meet this commitment.  We expect to reach out to other healthcare associations as well as encourage our members to do so in spreading awareness of our unique abilities to participate in quality improvement across all settings.  The future of healthcare quality does not reside in any one location or level of care.  The scientific approach to quality within and across settings may be where essential solutions lie. 

We encourage visitors to learn more about our organization, and ask our members to prepare for a rewarding 2018!


Burton Korer, MSN, RN-BC, CPHQ, CADDCT

President 2018-2019