Peer Groups

Professional Peer to Peer Networking

The Northwest Hospital Alliance facilitates collaborative Peer Groups that meet on a regular basis. The groups discuss topical issues, exchange ideas, and implement special projects. These groups work to enhance value, improve quality and share best practices to improve performance both individually and collectively. By working together, we can achieve significant administrative, operational and clinical efficiencies that would not otherwise be possible for the members acting on their own.

By developing solutions in unison, the members aim to improve the quality of patient care, improve the health of the rural population, and reduce per capita costs of health care services. Most of the groups meet on a quarterly basis, typically for 2 to 4 hours per meeting.

Current Peer Groups include:

  • CFO’s
  • Community Relations
  • Credentialing
  • DNV
  • Emergency Department
  • Emergency Preparedness
  • Facilities
  • Human Resources
  • Infection Prevention
  • Information Systems
  • Lab
  • Nurse Leaders
  • Performance Improvement
  • Rehab
  • Surgical Services
  • Purchasing and Materials Management