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Yakima Valley Farm Workers Clinic Celebrates National Healthcare Quality Week

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October 24, 2017

The work Healthcare Quality professionals at Yakima Valley Farm Workers Clinic do directly relates outstanding patient care.

Quality professionals work on improving outcomes, increasing efficiencies, and reducing costs. Healthcare quality professionals often go unnoticed because they work behind the scenes.

Yakima Valley Farm Workers Clinic proudly joins the National Association for Healthcare Quality (NAHQ) and those around the country in celebrating Healthcare Quality Week, October 15-21.

The week brings greater recognition for the healthcare quality profession and Yakima Valley Farm Workers Clinic honors the contributions and impact these professionals make in our organization.

Healthcare Quality Professionals work tirelessly contributing to the Yakima Valley Farm Workers Clinic organization and communities by:

  • leading continuous improvement initiatives
  • effecting, monitoring, and analyzing existing and new processes and outcome measures
  • integrating new evidence-based practices into healthcare delivery
  • keeping patients safe and limiting risk
  • leading population health management
  • ensuring regulatory and accreditation requirements are achieved
  • the volume to value movement, limiting waste, and improving outcomes and reimbursements

“Healthcare quality professionals are invaluable to the success of our organization, and they are continually looking for the next improvement opportunity,” Yakima Valley Farm Workers Clinic CEO Carlos Olivares said. “It is absolutely essential to have trained and qualified professionals, specifically focused on systems and processes and methods of measuring, analyzing, and improving them to achieve best outcomes.”


About Yakima Valley Farm Workers Clinic: The Yakima Valley Farm Workers Clinic is a nonprofit 501(c)(3) organization that provides comprehensive medical, dental, and social services for more than 141,000 people throughout the Pacific Northwest. Yakima Valley Farm Workers Clinic employs 1,390 full-time staff and more than 600 part-time staff, medical residents, dental residents, students and volunteers. Facilities: 19 medical clinics, 10 dental clinics, 57 programs. Locations: Washington State clinics are located in Grandview, Prosser, Pasco, Spokane, Sunnyside, Toppenish, Yakima, Walla Walla and Wapato. In Oregon, clinics are located in Hermiston, Portland, Salem and Woodburn. Visit: