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

Communications

2018 Meeting Dates:

  • August 22: 11:30 am to 2:00 pm

Credentialing

2018 Meeting Dates:

  • July 26: 11:00 am to 3:00 pm

DNV

Emergency Department

Currently meeting with regional Time Sensitive Emergency Committee.
2018 Meeting Dates:

  • January 19: 10:00 to 12:00 pm
  • March 16: 10:00 to 12:00 pm
  • May 18: 10:00 to 12:00 pm
  • July 20: 10:00 to 12:00 pm
  • September 21: 10:00 am to 12:00 pm
  • November 16: 10:00 to 12:00 pm

Emergency Preparedness

2018 Meeting Dates:

  • May 30: 9:00 am to 11:00 am

Facilities

Human Resources

2018 Meeting Dates:

  • March 16: 9:30 am to 12:00 pm
  • June 29: 9:30 am to 12:00 pm
  • September 21: 9:30 am to 12:00 pm
  • December 21: 9:30 to 12:00 pm

Infection Prevention

2018 Meeting Dates:

  • April 12: 9:30 am to 12:00 pm
  • July 12: 9:30 am to 12:00 pm
  • October 11: 9:30 am to 12:00 pm

Information Systems

Lab

2018 Meeting Dates:

  • January 24: 9:30 am to 12:00 pm
  • May 10: 1:00 pm to 3:30 pm
  • July 25
  • October 24

Nurse Leaders

2018 Meeting Dates:

  • March 29: 1:00 pm to 3:30 pm
  • June 14: 1:00 pm to 3:30 pm
  • September 13: 1:00 pm to 3:30 pm
  • December 13: 1:00 pm to 3:30 pm

Performance Improvement

Pharmacy

2018 Meeting Dates:

  • April 11: Cancelled
  • July 13: 1:30 pm to 2:30 pm

2018 Meeting Dates:

  • July 13: 1:30 pm to 2:30 pm

Purchasing and Materials Management 

Rehab

2018 Meeting Dates:

  • May 9: 9:30 am to 12:30 pm
  • August 8: 9:30 am to 12:30 pm
  • November 14: 9:30 am to 12:30 pm

Surgical Services