Dedicated to improving the quality of healthcare and promoting the professional growth and development of healthcare professionals by advancing the practice of quality management in healthcare organizations.

SPAHQ's Mission

We are dedicated to improving healthcare quality across the continuum of care by promoting professional growth and development through education, advocacy and certification.

SPAHQ's Vision

We will bring the promise of healthcare quality improvement through support, use and teaching of innovative practices in quality and patient safety.

Who is SPAHQ?

Since 1976, the Southeastern Pennsylvania Association for Healthcare Quality (SPAHQ) has served as a leader and essential resource for the healthcare professional in Case/Utilization Management, quality improvement, patient safety in the southeastern and connected counties of Pennsylvania. SPAHQ supports the CPHQ certification by providing education, networking, and resources to help the quality professional improve their daily work flow through innovative practices. Our programs and alliances reflect our members’ values of excellence and collaboration.

Who is a Healthcare Quality Professional?

Every patient in every healthcare setting benefits from the work of a healthcare quality professional.

Healthcare quality professionals are integral to the success of modern healthcare systems. They work to evaluate, monitor and improve processes, and systems to provide excellent care.

Quality professionals work in:

  • Quality management and performance improvement
  • Case Management/Utilization Management
  • Regulatory and Accreditation Compliance
  • Patient Safety
  • Risk management/Adverse event prevention