Submit Your 2021 AHCA/NCAL Quality Award Intent to Apply Today

Events; Awards and Recognition; Quality Award
​Portal Now Open!

​The National Quality Award portal is now open, and accepting Intent to Apply submissions for the 2021 program year.  

We hope you’ll consider applying for this important award. Participating in the program has many benefits:
  • It provides a proven framework that organizations can use to make improvements in any clinical, quality or other operational function (i.e. staff engagement, customer satisfaction, hospital readmissions).
  • It prepares organizations to meet regulatory requirements and navigate a changing market. 
  • It serves as a team building activity to engage staff across all levels of the organization.
  • Organizations gain external recognition, serving as a marketing resource for consumers, referral sources and other key stakeholders.
  • ​Participants receive customized feedback with their top strengths and improvement areas.
Please visit the Quality Award Website to download applications and materials for your respective award level and to learn how your facility should begin preparing.

Key 2021 Program Dates:
  • November 12, 2020 – Intent to Apply Deadline
  • January 28, 2021 – Application and Fee Deadline 
Examiner Program Applications Available!

If you’re interested in other ways to get involved, consider becoming an Examiner for the 2021 program cycle. Examiners play a significant role in reviewing Quality Award applications and impacting quality improvement in organizations across the country. 

Get started today by visiting! For questions, email​.