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Welcome to RHQN
Created in 2002, The Rural Healthcare Quality Network (RHQN) consists of active rural health providers who are engaged in meaningful improvement in the quality of care delivered to patients in rural Washington. The Network was formed through a series of steps and funding sources, including funds for Critical Access Hospital quality improvement through the State Department of Health and a congressional appropriation.

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For your information and reference, the following links will take you to documents, guides and forms that may help you in your quest for quality improvement at your facility.

» Medicare Guide to Rural Healthcare [.pdf]
» How To Guides
» Utilization Review
» Press Releases
» Conference Calls
» Clinical Areas
» Quality Improvement
» Inpatient Quality Measures

Meet the RHQN Members
The RHQN consists of 34 rural hospitals throughout the state of Washington, all of which are Critical Access Hospitals (CAHs).

» Membership List
» Membership Map
» RHQN Board

What's New & Happening @ RHQN?
RHQN is helping member hospitals provide the safest and highest quality patient care possible. We are working with our members and urban PCI centers to provide standardized AMI/Stroke transfer protocols. More patients are making it from the rural Emergency Room door to cath lab balloon in 90 minutes or less.