Quality/Patient Safety


Providing quality health care and ensuring patient safety are top priorities for hospitals in New Mexico. Through innovative and aggressive statewide quality initiatives, New Mexico hospitals are working to become a national model for high quality health care.

Quality initiatives have successfully helped NMHA hospitals achieve significant reductions in avoidable readmissions, lower infection rates and improve surgical care outcomes. NMHA facilitates initiatives to reduce patient harm, save lives and improve efficiencies in health care.

For more information, contact Susan Sanches or Ellen Interlandi.





Latest News

  • New!  Join the TeleECHO Clinic for case-based clinical discussions on the core elements of Antimicrobial Stewardship Programs (ASPs), brought to you by UNMH and NMDOH. Read more (pdf)
  •  The Hospital Quality Improvement Incentive (HQII) Program incentivizes hospital’s efforts to meaningfully improve the health and quality of care of the Medicaid-covered and uninsured individuals that they serve. NMHA facilitated this year’s HQII work to ensure accurate and timely reporting.  Access new Demonstration Year 3 content for New Mexico's Safety Net Care Pool HQII on the HSD website.
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  • Hospital Incident Reporting Webinar