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The American Nurses Association Hosts Conference on the National Database of Nursing Quality Indicators
Date:1/28/2008

NA recognition program acknowledges the NDNQI participant that has achieved sustained overall excellence in nursing-sensitive quality indicators. Poudre Valley Hospital (PVH) will be recognized for its efforts toward performance and quality improvement. PVH is a locally owned, private, not-for-profit organization in Fort Collins, Colorado that provides a full spectrum of medical care to residents of Northern Colorado, Nebraska, and Wyoming.

ANA President Rebecca M. Patton will be among the conference's distinguished speakers. She will be joined by Nancy Dunton PhD, the Director of the NDNQI and Research Associate Professor at the University of Kansas School of Nursing, Mary Beth Farquhar, RN, MSN, CAGS from the Agency for Healthcare Research and Quality, Barry Straube, MD from the Centers for Medicare and Medicaid Services and Mary Naylor, PhD, FAAN, RN from Robert Wood Johnson Foundation's Interdisciplinary Nursing Quality Research Initiative.

NDNQI was established in 1998 as part of ANA's Safety and Quality Initiative. The program collects nursing-sensitive data affecting patient outcomes with the goals of providing comparative information to health care facilities, and developing national data on the relationship between nurse staffing and patient outcomes. Since its formation, over 1,200 hospitals nationwide have joined the program. NDNQI reports on indicators such as staff mix, patient falls, pain management, and nurse satisfaction on a unit-by-unit basis. NDNQI is managed by the University of Kansas School of Nursing under contract to ANA.

For conference details, go to http://www.nursingworld.org/HomepageCategory/UpcomingEvents/NDNQI2008.aspx .

The ANA is the only full-service professional organization representing the interests of the nation's 2.9 million registered nurses through its 54 constituent member nurses associati
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