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Margaret White, Director of Quality and Safety, Earns Her CPHQ

Margaret A White, Director of Quality and Safety at San Luis Valley Health, Regional Medical Center has earned the Certified Professional in Healthcare Quality (CPHQ) credential. She joins an international community of professionals who have demonstrated they are dedicated to higher standards of practice for the safety of our patients and improving healthcare quality.

The CPHQ designation acknowledges healthcare professionals who have demonstrated their experience and proficiency in quality and safety in healthcare and is the only accredited certification in healthcare quality. The CPHQ is fully accredited by the National Commission for Certifying Agencies, the accrediting arm of the Institute for Credentialing Excellence in Washington, D.C. The certification exam is a rigorous and comprehensive process that tests candidates in multiple areas, including

  • Quality Review and Accountability
  • Professional Engagement
  • Quality Leadership
  • Performance and Process Improvement
  • Health Data Analytics
  • Patient Safety
  • Regulatory and Accreditation Standards

CPHQ candidates span the continuum of care and hold positions at various levels in their healthcare career. While there are no formal requirements to sit for the CPHQ exam, it is recommended that candidates have at least 2 years of experience in healthcare quality.

For more information about the CPHQ certification, visit the National Association of Healthcare Quality website at