May 9: SDAHQ Spring Conference Offers Networking and Continuing Education

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Quality improvement professionals of every level from any health care setting can benefit from the networking and training offered by the South Dakota Association of Healthcare Quality (SDAHQ). With a common focus on quality improvement, the South Dakota Foundation for Medical Care (SDFMC) is actively engaged in coordinating the upcoming SDAHQ Spring Conference 2023, being held on May 9, 2023.  

Lesley Wilkinson receiving award from Stacie Fredenburg
Lesley Wilkinson receiving the 2022 SDAHQ Quality Professional of the Year award from Stacie Fredenburg during the SDAHO Fall Convention.

“SDAHQ and the spring conference provide educational opportunities specific to my work in quality improvement,” explained Lesley Wilkinson, MHA, BSN, RN, CPHQ, director of quality improvement and infection prevention for Black Hills Surgical Hospital and SDAHQ president. “I work for a small hospital so it’s helpful to have other people I can contact to ask questions or bounce off ideas.”   

SDAHQ Spring Conference 2023
May 9, 2023, from 9 AM – 3:30 PM
Hilton Garden Inn South, Sioux Falls

SDAHQ has been approved for continuing education credits from the National Association of Healthcare Quality.

Health Equity Discussion Panel
Open discussion on health equity efforts to meet Centers for Medicare & Medicaid Services (CMS) and The Joint Commission (TJC) requirements with experts from Sanford, Avera, and Monument.

Roadmap after Covid: Finding Joy in Work Again
International speaker Donna Wright, MS, RN, NPD-BC, uses humor and wit to share strategies for rediscovering passions and reenergizing ourselves and teams after COVID.

Lunch is included with the conference registration. Those interested in becoming a SDAHQ member can complete the application as part of the registration process and receive the discounted price.

“I have worked in quality improvement for 17 years. At this point in my career, what I hope to achieve through SDAHQ is to serve as a resource to others who are newer to quality improvement and to continue learning in this ever-changing field,” added Wilkinson.  

For more information on SDAHQ or quality improvement, reach out to Stacie Fredenburg at (605) 607-4223.