Published on October 27, 2014

Shawna Forst – Honored by NAHQ at Recent Conference


Shawna Forst Receives AwardPELLA, Iowa—Shawna Forst, Quality and Safety Coordinator at Pella Regional Health Center, recently received a national award with the National Association for Healthcare Quality. Forst is a member of the board of directors for the Iowa Association for Healthcare Quality and edits the e-Newsletter that received the State Excellence Award.

President Lenard L. Parisi distributed the award, acknowledging the time and effort Forst has invested in the health care quality profession with their member e-Newsletter. In addition to providing members with important updates about IAHQ and NAHQ events, leaders recognized that their members were anxious about health care reform and responded by focusing newsletter content to ease those fears.

“Our IAHQ Newsletter Editor, Shawna Forst, has been proactively keeping Iowa quality professionals informed on issues relevant to health care for several years. We can’t thank her enough for her dedication and professionalism to an industry experiencing constant change,” said affiliate president Laura Woebbeking.